Yanchep National Park will benefit from $261,500 in Federal Government funding to significantly upgrade its popular campground, helping to boost tourism in the region.
The funding is a partnership between the Federal and State Governments as part of the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program.
The program provides $43 million over four years to States and Territories for key infrastructure projects that will drive tourism growth. Western Australia received $5.063 million in funding over four years, managed by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions will also contribute funding and manage the project.
A trial campground was established at Yanchep National Park in 2016, providing a total of 20 sites. The trial offered an introductory camping experience for novice campers in a relatively secure environment, and a unique opportunity to camp close to Perth.
A high proportion of international (24.1 per cent) and interstate (24.8 per cent) tourists used the campground, with an estimated 65.8 per cent being first-time visitors to Yanchep, providing a boost to tourism operators in the region.
The TDDI funding, in conjunction with funding allocated from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, will go towards establishing a permanent campground at Yanchep National Park, including the construction of an ablutions block, road access, parking areas, paths, signage, BBQ shelter and campsite infrastructure.