NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has published their Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed Light to Light Walk upgrade and is seeking input from the community, a report said.
NPWS Director Kane Weeks said the document includes the biodiversity assessment report, a track scoping report, and preliminary designs. The report will be available for an open display from September 15 until October 15, 2021.
“The project is moving forward, and we are now at the point where we are seeking feedback on what the walk might look and feel like for visitors,” Weeks stated.
The REF details how the project plans to modernize and align sections of the existing track, as well as to construct new sections of walking tracks and also provide accommodation and walk-in camping facilities.
It is broken down into three major projects: Activity 1, which deals with walking tracks and the installation of interpretative and directional signs. Activity 2 accommodation and facilities, and Activity 3 for vehicle and site access.
The plan also proposes an officialization plan for the current camping area located at Mowarry Point, which would comprise 10 tent sites and an additional toilet with a double pump-out. No water would be provided for the campground.
It is expected that the REF can also be reviewed during the first Light to Light Walk Stakeholder Reference Group meeting later in the month.
After the period of public exhibit, on 15 October 2021, all submissions will undergo a review, and a report presented to the authority will be provided.