Renewal project for William Bay National Park
The William Bay National Park between Denmark and Walpole is being upgraded to accommodate continued growth in visitor numbers.
The park attracted almost 300,000 visits during 2018-19, an increase of about 20,000 visits compared with the previous year. Two of its most popular attractions are the extraordinarily beautiful Greens Pool and nearby Elephant Rocks, a protected beach which takes its name from massive granite boulders that look like a herd of elephants paddling in the shallow waters
The State Government is investing $4.4 million over the 2019-2021 financial years to upgrade the infrastructure at the park.
Stage one upgrades include sealing 2.6km of Madfish Bay Road, providing parking for an additional 64 cars, 12 motorcycles and two coaches in the Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks areas, and providing new toilet facilities.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is working with the Shire of Denmark to deliver this project. The park will likely need to be fully closed from February for the duration of the construction period, which is expected to be completed by June 2020. Diversions for the Munda Biddi Trail will be in place during this time.