Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson
Milestone For Kalbarri Skywalk Project
Victor P Taffa
- Tender valued at $4.59 Million awarded for skywalk construction
- Development will be fully accessible for people of all ages and abilities, including users of wheelchairs
Completion of the world-class Kalbarri Skywalk project is one step closer, with the contract to construct 2 skywalks awarded to Bocol Constructions Pty Ltd.
“We are now one step closer to the final stages of this exciting and highly anticipated development.” Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson said.
“Kalbarri National Park is an iconic destination, famous for its 80-km gorge, coastal cliffs that plunge more than 100 Metres to the ocean, striking wildflowers and various recreational activities.”
Two 100 Metre high skywalks at the West Loop site in Kalbarri National Park will project 25 Metres and 17 Metres beyond the rim of the Murchison River Gorge, providing visitors with soaring views of the spectacular gorge and surrounding environment.
Construction of the skywalks is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
$20 Million project has also included the sealing of 22 km of park roads, and the expansion and upgrading of the Z Bend and Meanarra Hill tourist sites.
Another tender will be advertised for the construction of associated infrastructure at the Skywalk site including a kiosk, toilets, shade shelters and landscape works.
Kalbarri National Park continues to be a popular destination for tourists and visitors, with visits increasing by almost 100,000 over the past 5 years from 306,058 in 2013-14 to 400,991 in 2017-18.