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$5.1million upgrade at Lane Poole Reserve

$5.1million upgrade at Lane Poole Reserve

Environment Minister Albert Jacob today officially opened the new $2.1million Baden Powell campground at Lane Poole Reserve in Dwellingup, as part of the State Government’s commitment to provide low-cost camping and caravanning sites across Western Australia. Mr Jacob also announced a further $2million would be spent redeveloping Nanga Mill campground and another $1million would go toward other works at the reserve.

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New visitor facilities at Peak Charles National Park

New visitor facilities at Peak Charles National Park

Environment Minister Albert Jacob today announced the opening of new visitor facilities at Peak Charles National Park as part of the State Government’s drive to boost the number of affordable camp sites in national parks and reserves. Peak Charles is 174km north-west of Esperance in the Great Western Woodlands.  It towers 500m above the surrounding plains and, as one of the largest areas of intact Mediterranean-climate woodland on Earth, is visible for more than 50km in all directions. 

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Purnululu paves the way for more visitors

Purnululu paves the way for more visitors

Environment Minister Albert Jacob has announced the completion of $1.9million worth of improvements to Purnululu National Park in the East Kimberley as part of an initiative to attract more tourists to the World Heritage-listed site. Visiting the park on World Environment Day today, Mr Jacob said Purnululu had experienced  steady growth in visitor numbers in recent years, increasing from about 25,000 in 2010-11 to about 27,000 in 2011-12 alone.

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