The recent State Budget has allocated $4.7 million in capital funding over three years to upgrade the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre and its network of paths in Budderoo National Park.
Gareth Ward, Member for Kiama, says, “The project will transform the Centre into a sustainable visitor destination, providing an enjoyable and educational rainforest experience including improvements to tracks and lookouts as well as the Rainforest Centre itself.
“The main attraction, the 1.4km of elevated boardwalk is 40 years old and in need of replacement in certain sections.
“The renewal will ensure the walking track caters for a broad range of visitors including families with young children, the disabled, and mobility impaired visitors.”
Other key items include improved car and coach parking, improved toilet facilities, and a redesign of the Visitor Centre precinct.
Minnamurra currently attracts 100,000 visitors each year, and this is expected to increase after the upgrade.