Pool, play­ground on park wish­list

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

YANCHEP 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.

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