04 Jul 2019
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Selena Uibo, Member for Arnhem
The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in key tourism assets with the new Nitmiluk National Park gorge jetty $1.9 million construction contract awarded to Advance Civil Engineering Pty Ltd.
A living cultural landscape, Nitmiluk National Park is a key visitor destination attracting approximately 270,000 travellers each year.
The jetty project is part of the $10 million investment to upgrade, refresh and develop tourism infrastructure in the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge. This investment complements the Territory Labor Government's $5.5 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus investment into the Park to attract visitors, create local jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.
The turbo investment is delivering new multi-day walking experiences combining Aboriginal culture and nature, as well as linked visitor facilities such as a mountain bike trail network. Jointly managed with the Jawoyn people, all projects are being coordinated in close consultation with the Nitmiluk Board of Management.
All upgrades will incorporate design elements that resonate with the landscape, tell the story of the Park and the Jawoyn people, and deliver a memorable visitor experience.
Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“Tourism is a key economic driver right across the Territory.
“The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our parks across the Territory. Turbocharging Tourism stimulus included $53.74 million for enhancing visitor offerings, with $5.5 million invested into tourism infrastructure in Nitmiluk National Park bringing our total investment to $15.5 million.
“The investment in Turbocharging Tourism will attract more visitors, create jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.”
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.
“We are working closely with the Jawoyn Traditional Owners to expand the walking experience in the park, develop new multi-day walking experiences and mountain bike tracks that combine Aboriginal culture and nature in new areas of this spectacular park.”
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