The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is delivering more than 750 kilometres of new and upgraded walking tracks, upgrades to 33 camping areas, new and upgraded visitor facilities in 61 popular visitor areas as part of a record investment in visitor infrastructure in NSW national parks.
In total, the NSW Government has committed $257 million to roll out 170 infrastructure projects, including seven new or improved multiday walks.
Through these initiatives, new and existing visitors with a broad range of ages and abilities will be able to experience nature and enjoy our national parks.
Importantly, these projects are driving increased nature-based tourism to NSW, helping our regional towns recover from the 2019 20 bushfires and bolstering the contribution that national parks make to the tourism economy.
Conservation is at the heart of everything we do, and these projects play an important role in strengthening the connection between conservation and visitation. They also contribute to building community advocacy for our national parks through opportunities to learn about the unique natural, cultural and heritage assets under our care.
NPWS is working closely with local Aboriginal Joint Management boards, committees and other Aboriginal community groups to protect sensitive sites, create opportunities for future involvement and develop cultural interpretation.
Projects are being delivered under a range of programs and initiatives, including the Visitor Infrastructure Program and Improving Access to National Parks program.