Audley revamp wins Sutherland tourism award
Media release: 28 June 2012
The recently upgraded Audley Dance Hall and surrounds in Royal National Park has bagged the New Tourism Development award at the Sutherland Shire Council’s 2012 Tourism Awards.
National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Manager, Mike Patrick said the works at Audley included refurbishment of the Audley Dance Hall to include a function centre, café and visitor centre.
“The upgrade also includes extensive landscaping, new picnic facilities, electric BBQs, environmentally friendly amenities and improved access for the elderly and less mobile,” Mr Patrick said.
“The upgrade was officially launched in February and the feedback from visitors has been fantastic.
“Many NPWS and Office of Environment and Heritage staff and others worked tirelessly to bring the project to fruition.
“It’s taken two years to get here, and this award is a great way to recognise everyone’s efforts.”
NPWS Royal Area Manager, Michael Treanor was also recognised with a ‘Contribution to Tourism by an Individual’ award.
“Michael is dedicated and passionate when it comes to promoting tourism in Royal National Park and this award is well deserved, “ Mr Patrick said.
The Audley Revitalisation Project is also a finalist in the 2012 Greater Sydney Tourism Awards in the New Tourism Development category.
“There’s a people’s choice category so it would be great if people could go online and vote for the Audley Revitalisation Project as their favourite.
The winners will be announced on 19th July.
Contact: Roger Bell
Page last updated: 29 June 2012