The investment is anticipated to open up five new swimming spots, four-wheel tracks, new campgrounds and more picnic areas. The package is part of the Territory Labor Government’s AUD103 million (USD79.6 million) Turbocharging Tourism stimulus plan to attract more visitors, create local jobs and increase local earnings.
“This will establish Litchfield as a premier tourist destination for adventure seekers,” enthused Moss. “Litchfield is our most popular park, and we have listened to what Territorians and travellers want and we are delivering.”
The Park is described as a key driver of tourism with strong year-on-year visitor growth. It is estimated that the expansion will support an additional 60,000 visitors annually, providing a significant boost to regional tourism. According to Moss, the government investment could also open up potential opportunities for culturally appropriate commercial tourism ventures within the Park, along with native title holders and key stakeholders.