New campsites in Litchfield National Park are one step closer with the Territory Labor Government releasing a tender for design work as part of its Litchfield Central Valley development.The $17.5 million project, which includes $11.3 million of Turbocharging Tourism funding, will open up new camping and swimming spots in Litchfield enhancing visitor experiences and creating local jobs.
The tender includes the design of new campgrounds, picnic areas, car parking and viewing platforms, all located by new swimming spots.
It follows the tender award for Stage 1 works which will see 18km of unsealed road and tracks suitable for 4WD vehicles constructed by local firm Aldebaran Contracting Pty Ltd, with work starting next month.
Once completed, Stage 2 works will get underway, including construction of walking tracks and 4WD access to the campground sites.
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss said, “Our national parks are a huge drawcard and by opening up more swimming spots, campsites and walking trails we can help relieve overcrowding, especially during the peak season.
“These campsites will open up new areas of Litchfield to more visitors while still ensuring they get to experience the park’s remote beauty at its best and then go home and tell their friends all about it.”