The Audley Precinct is a very popular location in Royal National Park, receiving high visitation during peak periods. The National Parks and Wildlife Service is enhancing the visitor experience by improving the visitor facilities guided by the 2006 Audley Master Plan. These improvements include:
- Repair and restoration of the historic 1938 boatshed. The building will also be opened to the public, with its interior reconfigured to provide undercover picnic space for visitors alongside the historic boat hire. The work will be completed in 2021.
- Re-turfing, landscaping and installation of a new irrigation system at Ironbark Flat. Minor activities such as top-dressing and maintenance may be carried out over the coming months to help the new lawn establish.
- The amenity building near the boatshed in Allambie Flat will be upgraded in 2021, along with improvements to the surrounding landscape.
Please check alerts on the NPWS Visitor webpage to help plan your visit.
This project is being delivered as part of the Improving Access to National Parks program.
Project stages and timeframes
Repair and conservation of the historic Audley Boatshed commenced in early 2021. The building and immediate surrounds will remain closed to the public, and boat hire will not be available while these works are underway. These works are scheduled to be completed in spring 2021. Once the work is complete, visitors will again enjoy hiring boats and kayaks and use undercover spaces for picnics in the restored building.
Designs are being prepared for a new amenity building and other improvements at Allambie Flat. Works will begin in the second half of 2021.
Community engagement and visitor updates
We will keep visitors and the community informed of the progress of these upgrades through regular updates on this webpage and onsite signage.
Activities which will impact on the visitor experience will be communicated via alerts on the NPWS Royal National Park visitor webpage.
Protecting park values
In accordance with NSW planning legislation, NPWS will carry out rigorous environmental assessment of the site with input from relevant specialists. The Audley Precinct is included on the State Heritage Register and its cultural values will be protected.
Do you have any questions?
For further information on the project, please email the Royal Area at firstname.lastname@example.org
If we've missed anything, please send us your question and the project team will provide updates via this webpage.