A new look for Pipers lookout
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are planning a series of maintenance activities at Piper's lookout in the South-East Forests National Park to refresh the popular local landmark.
NPWS Ranger Jo Vincent said the $125,000 redevelopment project will see the heritage features of the original Pipers lookout maintained, recognising its historical significance to motorists crossing Brown Mountain.
"The project will refurbish the toilet facilities making this very popular 'pit stop' more enjoyable for passing motorists," Ms Vincent said.
"We are also planning on creating new interpretation and signage to explain the natural and cultural values of the site.
"The works will breathe new life into this tired site while keeping up its reputation as a must-see for travellers and locals crossing the mountain.
"The 20-year old elevated walkways will be removed due to extensive and ongoing maintenance requirements.
"Removing this outdated infrastructure will enhance the area and allow visitors to take in the sweeping views of the Bega Valley from the original lookout platform," said Ms Vincent.
Pipers Memorial Lookout is named in memory of Fred Piper, a local identity and coach driver who drove across Brown Mountain regularly for 28 years.
The redevelopment works are due to commence later this year.
People are encouraged to contact the NPWS Bombala Office on 6458 5900 if they wish to discuss the planned works.
For more information on Pipers lookout, visit NSW National Parks: Pipers lookout