Public consultation on the draft master plan and draft review of environmental factors provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of the proposed Murramarang South Coast Walk.
What is being proposed?
The Murramarang South Coast Walk is a 48-kilometre multi-day walking track located on the South Coast of New South Wales. The walk will start near Batemans Bay and traverse the spectacular coastline of Murramarang National Park and Murramarang Aboriginal Area. The walk will connect the coastal villages of Maloneys Beach, Durras, Depot Beach, Kioloa and finish at Bawley Point near Ulladulla.
The walk route has been developed with advice from leading walking track designers. New track sections will be built to connect existing tracks which will be upgraded to deliver a high-quality and consistent trail experience. Some tracks will be relocated to avoid sensitive areas, remove ongoing maintenance issues or capitalise on the area's outstanding natural beauty.
The walk will be meet Grade 3 and 4 classification as per the Australian Walking Track Grading System. For the most part, the track will be suitable for most ages and fitness levels with some bushwalking experience recommended.
Works are expected to begin (following assessments and approvals) in 2020. The track will be constructed and opened in stages with the final section of the walk planned for completion by June 2022.