Works update at Point Nepean National Park
Thursday 28 June, 2012
Works are progressing at Point Nepean National Park with the upgrade of the essential services and the roads.
Parks Victoria’s Manager of Point Nepean Stuart Hughes said the works were on track to be completed by the end of the year.
“For a limited period from Wednesday 27 June 2012, there will be no access into the Quarantine Station for pedestrians or cyclists,” said Mr Hughes.
“The works program has been designed to minimise the disruption for people visiting the Quarantine Station. The restrictions are limited to 1-2 weeks.”
The transport service in the park is still operating. Current works involve laying new pipes in the existing roads.
“It’s exciting to see the scale of the works underway and bringing the infrastructure up to a contemporary standards to cope with the increasing number of visitors to this great national park.”
The $13.88 million upgrade at Point Nepean is the largest investment in a core infrastructure project for a Victorian national park delivered by Parks Victoria on behalf of the Victorian State Government.
- 5.5km of service trenches for electricity, sewer, water, gas and telecommunications as well as upgrades to existing roads and a new 140 space car park.
- 4.6km of new sewer along Point Nepean Road and into the Quarantine Station precinct.
- Removing overhead power lines and installing 5.5km of new electrical services.
- 3.2km of telecommunications.
- 2.6km of gas mains.
- 3.5km of road improvements along Defence Road, Danson Drive, Ochiltree Road, Jacksons Road and Franklands Drive.
- Construction of a new access road and 140 space car park and bus drop-off point within the Quarantine Station.
People planning a trip to Point Nepean National Park should check the latest conditions or call 13 1963
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