Local bushwalkers will find it easier to enjoy the beautiful wilderness areas of the Central Coast thanks to an NSW Government investment of $1.12 million in the much-loved Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said track upgrades are planned as part of $3 million in maintenance and improvements to tracks and trails across NSW by the Department of Planning and Environment – Crown Lands.
“This investment will make it easier for bushwalkers to get out and enjoy the incredible natural beauty that makes living here so special,” Mr Crouch said.
“The fantastic scenery and bushland of the Central Coast also draws in visitors who spend money in our area, so this investment is good news for the many businesses and jobs that are boosted by the tourism industry.”
Track surfaces on the Great North Walk will be upgraded in key sections by laying gravel and repairing steps and stairs to reduce slipperiness and improve drainage. The Great North Walk comprises 300 kilometres of connecting tracks that bring bushwalkers through pristine and scenic parts of Lane Cove National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Brisbane Water National Park and Watagan State Forest.
Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government maintains about 800 kilometres of tracks and trails in NSW, including on Crown land, National Parks, State Forests, local council, and private land.
“Tracks and trails are one of the great assets of our state, allowing the community to spend time in some of the most scenic areas in NSW,” Mr Anderson said.
“They are used and enjoyed by half a million people annually, and the NSW Government is maintaining and upgrading them so they can continue to be used for generations to come.”