Kakadu set for upgrade
KAKADU Tourism has welcomed pledges of up to $220 million by the Liberal National Party and Labor Party to “rejuvenate Kakadu National Park’s ageing tourism infrastructure”.
The funding would go towards upgrading roads, accessibility, camping facilities, and establishing Jabiru as a tourism and hospitality centre.
“Our Cooinda and Jabiru properties are fully Indigenous owned and have provided the lifeblood of Kakadu’s tourism industry for many decades, but there is no doubt that tourism infrastructure has really held back the industry from progressing since the pinnacle of the Crocodile Dundee days,” said Kakadu Tourism Chair Rick Allert.
Allert added that although “Jabiru’s Crocodile Hotel is renowned around the world”, the town requires “a re-invigoration of services and facilities along with a new vision to help rejuvenate the destination”.
The Kakadu National Park is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its declaration in Apr.
The crocodile hotel is pictured.