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New visitor facilities at Carters Beach

Friday 28 September, 2012

Parks Victoria is pleased to announce the installation of a new toilet block to enhance facilities at Carters Beach, a popular fishing and camping spot on the Murray River near Strathmerton.

Parks Victoria Murray Riverine Ranger in Charge Peter Foster said the three new toilets replace old infrastructure on Ulupna Island and are good news for visitors.

“Carters Beach is a popular visitor destination for camping, fishing and boating, particularly over the Summer and Easter holidays,” said Peter.

“The tranquil Murray River Reserve is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches and wide expanse of water, surrounded by towering River Red Gum forest.

“In addition to a new male and female toilet, an extra cubicle with wheelchair access will help manage increased demand during peak seasons.”

The new visitor facilities are designed to blend in with the environment.

“The toilets are designed to maximise the use of natural light and do not detract from the natural bush setting,” said Peter.

“The building is slightly elevated to reduce susceptibility to flood events along the Murray River.”

The works were completed as part of an ongoing Victorian Government initiative supporting the establishment of 140,000 hectares of River Red Gum parks and reserves.

In addition to protecting their biodiversity and natural beauty, Parks Victoria recognises the role of the River Red Gum parks and reserves for nature-based activities to support tourism in the region.

“The facility upgrade is part of a broader strategy to improve key day visitor and camping areas from Rutherglen through to Mildura to improve the experience for visitors and meet increasing demand.

“Ulupna Island provides excellent opportunities for wildlife observation, bird watching and fishing with many visitors returning time and time again to fish at their favourite spot,” said Peter.

Ulupna Island is located near Barmah National Park about 10km north of Strathmerton.

Access to the island can be impacted by flooding and wet conditions. Parks Victoria advises visitors to check the latest conditions before their trip

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