Access to safe and spectacular coastal views between Malabar and Maroubra beaches just got better with new walking tracks in Malabar Headland National Park in Sydney’s east now completed.
Environment Minister James Griffin said Malabar and Maroubra beaches are now linked by a formal walking track across the headland following a $3.5 million investment to improve public safety and enjoyment of the new national park.
“These tracks are part of the NSW Government’s biggest infrastructure investment in national parks’ history, delivering $450 million of priority works to benefit the community and boost nature-based tourism across the State,” Mr Griffin said.
“Parks along our coastline are great places to get out and enjoy our unique environment while also offering great opportunities for whale watching.”
The wheelchair accessible boardwalk section from Maroubra Beach has now been extended by 510 metres to reach Magic Point. A new walking track then connects pedestrian access all the way to Boora Point, all while passing through sections of endangered ecological community Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub.
Malabar Headland National Park is of great importance to the local community, greater Sydney and beyond, with exceptional cultural and natural heritage values including rich Aboriginal cultural heritage and important World War II heritage items.
Mr Griffin said the new walking tracks will protect native vegetation by preventing ongoing erosion from informal tracks.
“This national park was established following transfer from the Commonwealth to the National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2016 and a key objective was building a walking track on the eastern edge of the park to improve public access,” Mr Griffin said.
“This investment will support jobs by creating better facilities, such as walking trails and family-friendly amenities, to meet increased demand for our national parks which are a key driver of the visitor economy, generating $18 billion in economic activity each year and supporting over 74,000 jobs,” Mr Griffin said.