26 Sep 2018
Sandra Nelson, Member for Katherine
The Territory Labor Government continues to roll out the record Turbocharging Tourism infrastructure investment with the new Nitmiluk National Park Gorge walking trails design tender awarded to GHD.
The $5.5 million investment into the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge is part of the Territory Labor Government's record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package to attract visitors, create local jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.
Working closely with the Joint Management Board, Jawoyn Traditional Owners and park rangers, the GHD led design team will:
The design phase is expected to be completed by the end of next month.
In addition to the $5.5 million turbocharging investment, Nitmiluk National Park is undergoing important infrastructure works under a previous government $10 million package to upgrade, refresh and develop tourism infrastructure in the park that began in 2017/18. The package includes:
Quotes from Assistant Minister for Regional Arts and Tourism, Sandra Nelson
“The Territory Labor Government through the record $103 Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package is investing $5.5 million into tourism infrastructure to expand walking opportunities in Nitmiluk National Park.
“The record investment in turbocharging tourism will attract more visitors, create jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.
“We are working closely with the Jawoyn Traditional Owners to expand the walking experience in the park, develop new multi-day walking experiences combining Aboriginal culture and nature, as well as linked visitor facilities such as mountain bike trail networks in new areas of this spectacular park.”
Quotes from Member for Arnhem, Selena Uibo
“Nitmiluk National Park is known for its incredible country and walking trails, with people travelling from all over the world to experience the challenge of the 62km Jatbula Trail.
“This is an exciting investment for this incredible Park. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the unique sandstone and riverine landscape and experience Jawoyn culture.”
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