The Audley Precinct is a popular location in Royal National Park, receiving high visitation during peak periods. The National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a number of projects to enhance this visitor precinct as guided by the Audley Master Plan. This plan provides, 'a vision for Audley based on its heritage significance assessed from physical evidence. It provides a framework for protecting and enhancing Audley's natural heritage and a strategy for proposals for future works'.
These projects are being delivered as part of the largest visitor infrastructure program in national park history.
What's happening at Audley?
We are improving the amenities at Audley:
- The old toilet block at Allambie Flat near the Audley Boatshed has been demolished and is being replaced with improved wheelchair-accessible amenities. Alternative facilities are available at the Bus Stop Flat Picnic Area and Ironbark Flat (near the Visitor Centre) during these works.
- The Ironbark Flat toilets, next to the Royal Visitor Centre, are being completely refurbished. This work started on 4 May 2022. The male and female toilets will be reconfigured with new fixtures and fittings and a parents' room.
- The accessible toilet next to the Visitor Centre will also be refurbished at a later time (date to be confirmed).
The projects which have been completed include:
- The repair and restoration of the historic 1938 Audley Boatshed is complete and has reopened to continue the century-long tradition of providing recreational boating facilities.
- The turfed area and gardens at Ironbark Flat have been transformed with re-turfing, landscaping and new irrigation. Previously this area had poor soil, weeds and overgrown vegetation. These works have created a healthy and improved environment for all visitors.