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New campground for Margaret River region

New camp sites at Jarradene
New camp sites at Jarradene Shem Bisluck/DBCA

New campground near Margaret River open for Christmas

  • New $2.7 million campground for Jarrahdene

The first stage of the new $2.7 million Jarrahdene Campground in the State’s south-west has been completed just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Stage one of the project includes 24 individual camp sites, five double-cubicle toilets and four barbecue shelters, as well as tables and fireplaces for each camp site.

Located 21 kilometres south of Margaret River, Jarrahdene Campground is next to the remains of the State Heritage-listed Jarrahdene Mill, which was built in 1896 and was the centre of the local community and economy.

The completed campground will feature 36 camp sites and two group camping areas that can be used by school groups and outdoor education providers.

It will also include interpretive signs about the heritage of the old Jarrahdene Mill.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

“Camping experiences in the Margaret River region continue to be extremely popular, especially in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, which is WA’s most visited national park.

“This wonderful new campground in the beautiful jarrah, marri and peppermint forest setting of Jarrahdene will give visitors a unique experience from other camping sites in WA.

“There are also plans to construct walk and cycle trails to the karri forest and caves in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and link the campground to the Margaret River rail trail.”

Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

“The McGowan Labor Government is proud to be increasing affordable camping and recreational opportunities for WA families that will boost regional tourism and local economies.

“This Government is investing in projects that will grow and diversify the economy, improve accessibility and attract people to our regions.”

Media contact: Jasmine Bamford 0429 654 302 or 6552 5800

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:30