Ingalalla Falls set to benefit from $587,000 in spending on visitor facilities | The temperature
A partnership between the state government and Yankalilla District Council will provide $587,000 to improve visitor facilities at Ingalalla Falls and Second Valley Forest.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled with the announcement of two new walking trails, the installation of restrooms, new parking and improved trails to accommodate wheelchair users and families with young children.
The proposed sanitary facilities are due to be completed in June this year, while the rest of the upgrade is planned for competition by mid-2023.
After completion of the above works, the new walking and cycling paths, visitor infrastructure, signage and security gates will begin.
Second Valley Forest, which saw more than 48,700 visitors last year, has long been a favorite with many outdoor enthusiasts, and recent investments are likely to encourage more people to come to the area.
Yankalilla District Council Mayor Simon Rothwell said the district’s young population had been strong supporters of the proposed upgrade.
“They wanted to see more trails and bike paths in the forest, so they worked proactively with us and helped with advocacy by hosting ministers there, which helped secure funding,” he said. declared.
Boasting some of the state’s most breathtaking national parks, Mr Rothwell said the council has always tried to explore ways to allow more and more people to experience the area’s outdoor sites.
Earlier this year, the council acquired three E-Trikes to make outdoor adventures possible for people with disabilities.
Power-assisted wheelchairs were tested as part of the Open Doors to Nature project.
Mr Rothwell said it was the board’s duty to continue to explore avenues in the future to improve its already strong position.
“We try to make things accessible to everyone – we think that’s really important. E-Trikes are just one way the council has made the district more accessible,” he said. .