Moving forward with Murramarang's Master Plan

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) today unveiled the updated master plan for the new Murramarang South Coast Walk following extensive community consultation.

Depot Beach picnic area, Murramarang National Park

NPWS South Coast Director Kane Weeks said that more than 100 submissions were received during the public exhibition of the draft master plan and that community feedback has shaped the final track features and design.

"This $3.64 million project will deliver an uninterrupted, 48-kilometre walking track that follows the coastline through Murramarang National Park and Murramarang Aboriginal Area," said Mr Weeks.

"This track will connect the villages of Maloneys Beach, Durras, Depot Beach, Kioloa and Bawley Point and offer walkers a year-round, unique way to experience this part of the Coast.

"In finalising the design for the track, NPWS listened to feedback from the community on a range of issues from accessibility to the provision and location of facilities.

"The Master Plan released today includes changes requested by the community such as more public facilities along the walk, stairs to connect Maloneys Beach and the Archeron Trail and an adjustment to the size of the Maloneys Beach carpark.

"This was genuine consultation and I would like to thank the community for not only taking the time to send in a submission but for getting on board with the Master Plan process.

"The modified track design is sensitive to the area's natural and cultural values while also enabling walkers to get in and explore lesser known parts of the region's coastline," said Mr Weeks.

This project is funded through the NSW Government's Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.

Construction is expected to commence later this year.

The Murramarang South Coast Walk project is part of the biggest visitor infrastructure investment in the history of NSW national parks, with the NSW Government investing $257 million to roll out 170 projects across the national parks' estate.

For more information and to view the final Master Plan for the Murramarang South Coast Walk, go to Murramarang South Coast Walk.