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Improved access and conservation at Kilcarnup

Realigned part of track
Realigned part of track Parks and Wildlife

Improvements have been carried out to the track approach to Joeys Nose beach within the Kilcarnup area in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

Ben Tannock, from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, said the works were part of an area master plan for Kilcarnup.

“We recently completed the realignment of the vehicle track into Joeys Nose beach and closed and rehabilitated a deeply-eroded section of track,” Mr Tannock said.

Mr Tannock said the area master plan was developed by Parks and Wildlife in conjunction with the Kilcarnup Joeys Nose Gnoocardup Recreation Group and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

“There was an extensive consultation process with the community, including site visits and a public comment period where the views and aspirations of the community were taken into consideration,” he said.

Future works under the master plan include the realignment of a section of the Cape to Cape walking track and the closure and rehabilitation of the informal four-wheel drive track network that links Joeys Nose beach to Kilcarnup beach.

Kilcarnup Joeys Nose Gnoocardup Recreation Group representative Marc Halsall welcomed the improvements.

“It is great to see the work already undertaken, including installation of signage, upgrading of drainage on tracks that were under pressure and the recent realignment of a significantly eroded section of track approaching Joeys Nose,” he said.

 

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