11 Sep 2019
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
The Territory Labor Government is creating local jobs and boosting tourism and recreational activities through a $17.5 million investment in Litchfield National Park.
The investment includes $11.3 million of Turbocharging Tourism funding.
Aldebaran Contracting Pty Ltd has been awarded the tender for stage 1 of the Litchfield Central Valley development, which will see the construction of 18 kilometres of unsealed road and tracks suitable for 4WD vehicles.
The tracks will lead the way for stage 2 works, which will open up five new swimming spots to the public, with new campgrounds, trails, picnic areas, car parking and viewing platforms.
Stage 1 works will begin this month and are due for completion in early 2020.
This investment will allow the park to cope with the increasing demand for tourism experiences while improving overcrowding issues that occur during the peak tourism period (May-October).
Watch the Litchfield Central Valley sizzle video
Quotes from the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“Our $17.5 million investment into Litchfield National Park will strengthen the park’s position as a premier tourist destination for adventure seekers.
“With road works being fast-tracked, we are one step closer to opening up new camping grounds, swimming spots, 4WD tracks and picnic areas, while supporting local jobs.
“Litchfield National Park attracts more than 330,000 visitors per year. This investment will cater for an extra 60,000 visitors meaning more tourists to the Territory and a boost to the local economy.”
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