A $1.1 million upgrade and expansion of the Conto coastal campground near Margaret River is complete.
The newly upgraded camping facilities at Conto’s include:
- 29 New camp sites, each with a fire ring and picnic table
- New Double-cubicle toilets
- Barbecues under a new shelter
- New and upgraded roads
- New sign-age
Recently unveiled by Environment Minister Albert Jacob and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman, the new facilities were delivered by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program under the four-year $21.05 million Parks for People initiative.
Mr Jacob said Leeuwin-Naturaliste was the most visited national park in Western Australia because of its accessible location in the South-West, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities on offer.
“People come to Leeuwin-Naturaliste to swim, snorkel, surf, fish, go caving and bushwalking, take scenic drives and simply connect with nature,” he said.
“Now we have made it easier than ever to explore this special part of the State, with improvements to the campground providing more sites and better facilities for holiday-makers.”
Mr Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment into improving facilities in national parks was helping boost visitors to regional WA.
“By making it more accessible and attractive for people to visit national parks and reserves across the State, this program is helping to grow local economies and cement regional WA on the map as a must-do tourism experience,” he said.