Trackwork in Arakwal National Park to protect endangered Clay Heath
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking maintenance works to fix erosion damage and improve visitor safety on two walking tracks in Arakwal National Park.
NPWS Tweed Byron Area Manager Jenny Atkins said the $70,000 works will focus on Pacific Vista Walking Track, which winds from Pacific Vista Drive down to Tallow Beach, and the Paterson Hill walking track and Lookout which link Paterson Street with Pacific Vista Drive.
"The works will include track resurfacing and the construction of draining features to improve safety and reduce future erosion by dispersing surface runoff," said Ms Atkins.
"These improvements will also reduce the impact of the tracks on the Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath, which is an Endangered Ecological Community and unique to the Byron Bay area.
"We're managing the project in collaboration with Arakwal People through the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corporation who will be working with us on site.
"Works will commence in early May and we expect they will be completed by mid-June, weather permitting.
"The tracks will be closed during this period and we're asking visitors to the area to please work with us and respect these closures while works are carried out," said Ms Atkins.
Visitors are advised to check the NPWS website for updates before leaving home: Arakwal National Park
The trackwork in Arakwal National Park is funded under the NSW Government's largest ever investment in in national parks visitor infrastructure.