Member for Bega, Andrew Constance MP, today announced the NSW Government will be spending almost $8 million to create a world class walk along the coast of Ben Boyd National Park south of Eden.
“This is just fantastic news for the environment, the region and its local economy,” Mr Constance said.
“There is so much in this project that is good news for everyone.
“The NSW Government’s commitment to this significant investment in regional tourism will create jobs, drive economic growth and bring substantial international tourism to the NSW Sapphire Coast.
“The funding will help upgrade existing trails and provide for the first purpose-built hut to hut walk in a NSW National Park.
“It will be a world class, wild and remote four day coastal walk along the coast of one of the State’s most spectacular parks with eco-designed, environmentally sensitive accommodation along the way.
“The proposed 39-kilometre track links the historic Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lighthouse and on to the Wonboyn estuary at Disaster Bay.
Above: Map sourced from https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/light-to-light-walk
“It will enable all levels of walkers to appreciate the beautiful, wild coastline of Ben Boyd National Park while taking in its unique fauna and flora and numerous vantage points for whale watching.
“Ben Boyd is a stunning national park not just because of its very abundant and conspicuous wildlife but also because of the Aboriginal and European history which is very evident along the walk.
“This will help to create a whole new generation of people who appreciate nature and become future advocates for the protection of our environment.
“It will also generate considerable economic activity and jobs.
“Once completed the upgraded park should support the equivalent of 23 full time jobs,” Mr Constance said.
Funding will be made available under the NSW Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund.