THE WA Government is investing another $1.072 million in improving
caravan and camping grounds in the State's Mid-West.
Dandaragan, Coorow, Irwin and Northampton shires will use the money to
develop new nature-based campgrounds across seven coastal areas, adding
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for
Regions funding would provide attractive and functional camping areas
with appropriate amenities such as designated camping areas, walkways, eco
toilets and rubbish bins.
"It will encourage more visitors to explore our regions through caravan
and camping holidays by establishing attractive and affordable coastal
destinations for intrastate, interstate and overseas tourists," he said.
The project built on the Government's Caravan and Camping Action Plan and
aimed to make WA the nation's most attractive caravan and camping
"Regional tourism is an important contributor to the State's economy," Mr
"In 2015, visitors spent $4 billion while visiting regional WA.
"Creating new opportunities for regional tourism helps to boost regional
economies contributing to the sustainable development of regional Western
The Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into
more than 3700 projects across regional WA since 2008.