Improved Visitor Facilities in Katoomba, Blackheath and Leura Project

About the Project

The Improved Visitor Facilities in Katoomba, Blackheath and Leura Project seeks to deliver improved visitor facility quality, function and capacity at key attractions that service locals right through to international visitors. The project will deliver improved walking tracks, traffic management and parking. Infrastructure delivery will be coordinated with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to ensure the project delivers the best possible outcomes and value for money. 

Project Scope

At Echo Point, the following outputs will be delivered: 

  • The project will be delivered at three key visitor precincts and each has specific activities.
  • 170 lineal metres of new compliance safety balustrade
  • 60 lineal metres of track renewal to provide a safe accessible and compliant sealed surface
  • Renewal of floodlighting, including security cage
  • New under rail walk way lighting
  • New precinct signage.

At Pulpit Rock, the project will deliver a significant upgrade of walking track infrastructure, including:

  • 1.1km of walking track upgrade, including the replacement of fire damaged timber steps with sandstone steps resilient to fire
  • Upgrade of two lookout platforms and safety balustrade
  • New wayfinding signage.

The component of the project associated with the Grand Cliff Top Walk will deliver the following:

  • 1.1km of urban footpath, improving visitor experience and public safety
  • 150 lineal metres of walking track upgrades
  • New wayfinding signage.

Fast Facts 


NSW Government Funding: $3,517,424.00

Co-Contribution: $195,500.00

TOTAL PROJECT VALUE: $3,712,924.00


Blue Mountains City Council 

Aboriginal Lands: 


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