Denmark gems to sparkle again as William Bay National Park set to reopen

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Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks.
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The wait is almost over for all those who are itching to get back in the crystal-clear waters of Greens Pool and Elephant Rock, with William Bay National Park set to reopen to the public on Tuesday.

The tourist hotspot has been shut to visitors since February for $4.3 million worth of upgrades, including road sealing and the creation of more parking bays, paths and toilets.

The park was set to open in July, but several delays including a wash-out of a new road have caused the finish date to be pushed to the brink of summer.

The news comes amid growing concerns among locals as the Shire of Denmark prepares to close Lights Beach for upgrades.

But Shire of Denmark chief executive David Schober said the Shire would not begin work at Lights Beach until William Bay was open.

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“We will only close Lights Beach once Greens Pool has reopened. As soon as Greens Pool opens we’ll start work,” he said.

“There’s been a bit of alarm about closing the two together, but we are absolutely avoiding that at all costs.”

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