Work begins on $3 million facility upgrade at Ebor Falls
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and local contractors have begun work on a $3 million facility upgrade at Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Regional Director Darren Pitt said the project will improve existing visitor infrastructure to support increased visitation, including picnic facilities, walking trails connecting the upper and lower falls and 3 new lookouts.
“I am pleased to be able to inform visitors that work has begun on new washroom facilities and parking infrastructure at the Upper Falls Picnic Area, as part of the precinct upgrade project” , Mr. Pitt said.
Located in the center of Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park attracts over 140,000 visitors a year to experience the magnificent Guy Fawkes River plunging 120 meters above twin waterfalls.
“We apologize in advance for some disruption to visitor access during construction, with limited washroom facilities available at the Lower Falls Picnic Area until the new washrooms are complete.
“The upgrade program is due for completion in mid-2023 and will include cantilevered lookouts over the spectacular Guy Fawkes River Gorge, additional seating for enjoying nature, inclusive trails connecting new picnic facilities to eco-restrooms and dedicated parking areas for long vehicles. .
“The local community was involved in the development of the conceptual designs for the upgrade through the Ebor Tourism and Development Association and after consultation with park visitors,” Mr Pitt said.
The work is part of the NSW Government’s largest-ever investment in national park visitor infrastructure to meet increased demand for our national parks which are a key driver of the visitor economy. , generating $18 billion in economic activity each year and supporting more than 74,000 jobs.