By David Kavanagh | posted on November 22, 2019
GREENS Pool will likely be closed from February as William Bay National Park undergoes the first phase of a $4.4 million renewal project.
The overhaul will see the popular beach 20km west of Denmark close intermittently throughout November and December before shutting completely following summer school holidays.
Stage one of the project will involve sealing 2.6km of Madfish Bay Road to provide parking for an additional 64 cars, 12 motorcycles and two coaches in the Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks areas.
It will also include the provision of new toilet facilities.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said he understood the closure might be inconvenient but that it was needed to make “essential” upgrades to the tourism hotspot.
“I would like to assure the community that disruption to people’s enjoyment will be kept to a minimum,” he said.
“William Bay National Park has such a diverse landscape, with the turquoise waters of Greens Pool as its centrepiece.
“These upgrades will go towards enhancing the visitor experience to this park that is both an environmental treasure and a tourism asset for Western Australia.”
The Park attracted nearly 300,000 visits during the 2018-19 period, an increase of about 20,000 visits compared to previous years.
Denmark-based company Nigel Palmer Earthmoving has been awarded the near $2 million contract for phase one which is expected to be completed by June.
Diversions for the Munda Biddi Trail will be in place during this time.