Plans for a multi-day 36km walk from Mount Jerusalem National Park, near Uki, to Minyon Falls are now on public exhibition.
According to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Department of Planning and Environment (NPWS, DPE), it is part of the Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails project, and is the ‘third of four separate master plans for different precincts’.
‘Three new remote walk-in camps’ are proposed to, ‘provide basic facilities, such as tent platforms and remote toilets, designed to accommodate a sustainable number of low-impact walkers at each camp’.
The press release says, ‘The three-night, four-day walk will traverse the ancestral lands of the Widjabul Wia-bal and Minjungbul people of the Bundjalung Nation, passing through ancient rainforest, old-growth eucalypt forest and rocky tea-tree scrub’.
‘The proposed walking track includes 27 kilometres of existing walking tracks and trails (park management trails and old logging trails) and eight kilometres of proposed new walking track.
‘The walk is designed to draw people into the North Coast hinterland, bringing economic benefits to the local communities inland of the coast and helping to foster advocacy for environmental conservation and sustainability’.
The documents are available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/consult. Public exhibition is until November 24.
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