Public consultation on the Light to Light walk south of Eden has opened.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) executive director Robert Quirk said community and stakeholders can have their say by making an online submission about the proposed walking track upgrades.
The upgrades are outlined in the draft amendment to the Ben Boyd National Park and Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve Plan of Management and the draft Light to Light Walk Strategy which are on public exhibition from July 12 to August 26.
"The project has been awarded $7.9million funding by the Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund program, an initiative of the NSW government that supports regional economic growth, creates local employment opportunities and bringing more visitors to the area," Mr Quirk said.
"The draft documents propose an improved multi-day walking experience that will better manage environmental impacts, protect Aboriginal cultural heritage values and improve the track's nature-based walking experience on this remote but spectacular wilderness coastal walk."
In preparing the draft strategy, NPWS is currently undertaking both environmental and cultural heritage assessments involving local Indigenous Australian groups to ensure the protection of the important values of the park.
Mr Quirk said NPWS will carefully consider community feedback and the outcomes of environmental and cultural assessments in progressing any amendments to the Plan of Management and the Light to Light Walk Strategy.
NPWS will host a series of community information days between 3pm and 7pm on:
- Wednesday, July 31 - Pambula Hall, Quondola St, Pambula;
- Thursday, August 1 - Eden RSL Memorial Hall, 84A Bass St, Eden; and
- Friday, August 2 - Bega Showground pavilion, Upper St, Bega.
You can read and submit comments on the draft plan of management amendment and the draft strategy by clicking here.