Premier Steven Marshall was in our region yesterday announcing that SA’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will see a $10 million dollar boost with works starting on the Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project.
Mr Marshall made a visit to the Wirrabara Forest Reserve and also drove from Melrose through to Hawker, where he noted there were “Many tourists enjoying country SA.”
It is believed the project will help fast track the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination.
An international mountain bike track is being developed at Mt Remarkable, along with upgraded trails for hiking and cycling, including a new multi-day hike and improved facilities for visitors.
Premier Steven Marshall said, “The $10 million project is part of the Government’s Parks 2025 plan, which is a once-in-a-generation strategy to activate nature-based tourism in South Australia.”
Minister Birmingham said this project was aimed at enhancing the visitor experience and boosting visitation to the Flinders Ranges region.
“We know local tourism operators have been doing it tough as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and this $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project will help to lure more visitors and inject vital tourism dollars into the region,” Minister Birmingham said.
“State-of-the-art visitor facilities and tip-top tourism attractions will be absolutely critical to getting visitors back into the Flinders Ranges and generating much needed economic activity.
“This unique and thrilling tourism experience at Mt Remarkable will be a major tourism drawcard, especially when we want South Australians holidaying across the state and supporting our local tourism businesses.”