Audley Precinct upgrade

National Parks and Wildlife Service is improving visitor facilities at Audley in Royal National Park.

Completed project with new turf and drainage at Ironbark Flat.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.

The construction of new amenities at Allambie Flats (near the Audley Boatshed) started on 11 April 2022. Please note, alternative facilities can be accessed from the Bus Stop Flat Picnic Area or the temporary amenities at Ironbark Flat.

The improvements to the Ironbark Flat amenities (next to the Visitor Centre) started on 4 May 2022. During the construction period, temporary facilities will be made available. These works are expected to be completed in September 2022.

The Visitor Centre and café at the Audley Dance Hall will remain open.

Temporary facilities are available during the construction stage at Ironbark Flat. The angled carparking off Sir Bertram Stevens Drive is temporarily closed to facilitate construction. Pedestrian access is maintained between the Visitor Centre and carpark to the north.

At Allambie Flat, alternative facilities can be accessed from Bus Stop Flat Picnic or the temporary amenities at Ironbark Flat.

We will keep visitors and the community informed of the progress of these upgrades through regular updates on this webpage and onsite signage.

Activities that will impact the visitor experience will be communicated via alerts on the NPWS Royal National Park visitor webpage.

In accordance with NSW planning legislation, National Parks and Wildlife Service carries out rigorous environmental assessment of the site with input from relevant specialists. The Audley Precinct is included on the NSW State Heritage Register and its heritage values will be protected.

Do you have any questions?

For further information on the project, please send us your question by contacting us or through the feedback form. The project team will provide updates via this webpage.

Audley Precinct in Royal National Park upgrade

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