Booderee National Park

Friday 17 December 2021

Work to upgrade Murrays Boardwalk in Booderee National Park will begin in February 2022 to improve safety and access for visitors to Murrays Boat Ramp and jetty.

ALI Civil Pty Ltd, an Indigenous owned contractor, will undertake the boardwalk replacement using sustainable building materials.

During the removal and replacement of the boardwalk, Murrays Boat Ramp will be closed. Boat ramps at Vincentia, Plantation Point and Woollamia may provide suitable alternatives for fishers and boaters over the three-month construction and closure period.

The Murrays Beach precinct is one of the most popular locations in the park for recreational activities and contains sites of environmental, cultural and historical significance. The boardwalk is a key piece infrastructure in the area.

Construction of the new boardwalk will be low impact with environmental and cultural site assessments to be undertaken before, during and after construction.

Replacement of the boardwalk will utilise recycled products and include new fencing, ramps, steps and lighting. As much of the old timber from the existing boardwalk as possible will be salvaged for future use.

The construction will result in Murrays Boat Ramp being closed for up to three months. ALI Civil will work closely with Parks Australia to expedite the works and to reopen the new and improved boardwalk as promptly as possible on completion.

The upgrade is part of the Australian Government’s $233 million investment to replace and renew infrastructure across all Commonwealth national parks.