Pool, playground on park wishlist
A PLAYGROUND, pool and more transport options are on residents’ wish lists for Yanchep National Park as authorities look to boost visitor numbers.
Readers responded with their own suggestions to an online story about the measures being taken by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) to entice more people to visit the park.
Many called for a play area and equipment for children, including nature playgrounds, as well as echoing recent calls for a swimming pool and bus service to the 100ha park on Indian Ocean Drive.
The State Government recently announced a two-year tourism plan which aims to increase the number of visitors to WA by changing perceptions of Perth and reigniting the east coast market.
“The two-year action plan will attract more visitors to WA, encourage them to stay longer, disperse further and do more while they’re here,” Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said.
A DBCA spokeswoman said about 320,000 people had visited Yanchep National Park each year for the past three years.
“DBCA’s Parks and Wildlife Service continues to deliver a range of tours at Yanchep National Park with a focus on caves and Aboriginal cultural experiences,” she said.
“In recent years it has expanded the experiences offered at Yanchep to include camping - plans are currently underway for the expansion of the campground with works scheduled to commence later in 2018.”
The spokeswoman said regular events attracted more visitors, including the City of Wanneroo’s Retro Rewind festival last month and Nature Play WA’s Cubby Town, which will return on April 28.
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Readers want more facilities at Yanchep National Park.