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Proposed new campsites for the Wild South Coast Way

Hikers are set to benefit from the proposed development of low-impact, walk-in campsites at Deep Creek Conservation Park and Newland Head Conservation Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Part of the $6 million Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail project, community consultation is now open on the proposed changes through the YourSAy website.

The upgrades are part of the State Government’s record $130 million investment to revitalise South Australia’s national parks.

 The Wild South Coast Way project is a $6 million investment seeking to improve Heysen Trail infrastructure between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor to create a premium multi-day walk, with the local community being a key contributor to the development and design of this project and in its delivery.

To facilitate this development, new campsites are required to cater specifically for long distance hikers – including one site in Deep Creek Conservation Park, and another in Newland Head Conservation Park.

This process will seek to maintain strong protection for the values of the respective parks, while allowing for the development of these low-impact, walk-in campsites in appropriate locations as part of the Wild South Coast Way.

As part of the proposed changes, amendments will be required to park management plans for the Deep Creek and Talisker Conservation Parks and the Newland Head Conservation Park.

During the consultation period key stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the planning process with the planning team.

Members of the public will also have an opportunity to make a submission on the draft plan during its three-month statutory consultation period.

To find out more visit www.yoursay.sa.gov.au

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