THE Canberra Liberals are calling for a preferred campground within the Namadgi Nationwide Park to re-open after being closed for greater than years.
Shadow Minister for Transport Mark Parton stated the Orroral campground closed in 2020 after heavy rains and flooding broken a bridge on the entry highway to the campground.
Parton stated the Commonwealth authorities supplied $440,000 to repair the bridge in February 2022 as a part of the Nationwide Bushfire Restoration Fund (NBRF), however the bridge has not been fastened and the campground stays closed.
“It shouldn’t take three years to repair a bridge,” he stated.
“It’s embarrassing that funding has been supplied and but the federal government hasn’t fastened the bridge and may’t even articulate a plan of motion.”
Parton stated the ACT authorities has been unable to reply questions on when the Orroral bridge and the campground.
“It’s embarrassing that the Labor and the Greens do not know when they’ll get round to repairing the bridge,” he stated.
“It’s embarrassing for the Labor and the Greens lack the fervour to open up the Orroral campground for Canberrans to benefit from the bush.”
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Ian Meikle, editor