Park packed before closure

Daryna ZadvirnaAlbany Advertiser
Greens Pool, William Bay National Park.
Camera IconGreens Pool, William Bay National Park. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The first steps of the $4.5 million Williams Bay National Park upgrades have begun, with an estimated average of 1100 vehicles visiting the park a day before it fully closes in February.

According to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the initial project works have included vegetation modification and gravelling of the Madfish Bay carpark and road.

The Madfish Bay carpark and road closed on Tuesday for redevelopment and a diversion for the Munda Biddi Trail has also been put in place this week. A spur trail will remain open to riders between Lights Beach carpark and a beach access point east of Waterfall Beach, but the Munda Biddi Trail will be closed to the west past this point.

The trail will be diverted along the Denmark-Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail and DBCA has reminded riders to watch for other users, including walkers and horses.

The Bibbulmun Track will not be diverted, but walkers have been told to remain on the track and not cross onto the Munda Biddi Trail or any other road or track.

Walkers have also been reminded to watch for heavy vehicles when crossing William Bay Road.

Visitation is expected to remain steady for the remaining weeks of the school holidays, with the VacSwim classes continuing at Greens Pool, pictured, until January 24.

A full park closure will take place on Monday, February 3, with the works expected to be completed by the end of June.

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