The 2018 State Budget has delivered a $6.7 million tourism bonanza for the Macleay Coast, with key visitor infrastructure at the popular Arakoon National Park to be upgraded and improved.

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, said families visiting Trial Bay and Little Bay near South West Rocks would benefit most from the planned revamp.

“New infrastructure at Trial Bay campground will include walking and cycling tracks, day use and overnight amenities, picnic shelters and upgraded campsites,” Mrs Pavey said.

“In addition, there will be extra visitor facilities for beach access along Trial Bay and families will enjoy up to 12 kilometres of new walking and bike paths that will wind their way around Little Bay.

“The four-year project will improve the experience at these already popular sites and complement the existing historical and cultural significance of the area.”

Ms Pavey said the project will be delivered in stages with final completion expected in 2025.

The funding for Arakoon National Park’s visitor upgrades is part of an additional $40 million worth of new and upgraded tracks and cycling trails totalling 104km in the 2018 State Budget.

The five parks to receive the capital works funds are some of the State’s most popular and this benefits regions such as Port Stephens, the Macleay Coast, the Tweed-Byron Hinterland and Sydney’s harbour foreshore and the Royal Coast Track, south of Sydney.