Repairs underway for Lismore region tourist attractions
Local and tourists will find it easier and safer to visit and enjoy 2 iconic reserves in the Lismore region with the NSW Government to invest $100,000 in repairs and upgrades to Hanging Rock Falls and Bean Creek Falls.
At Bean Creek Falls, which is a short drive off the Clarence Way south of Urbenville, $50,000 will be invested to repair the lookout and restore the adjacent walkway and car park.
The work will open up the lookout to more visitors by upgrading the track to the site. Previously more suitable for four-wheel drives, the track will become accessible to other vehicles.
The project will also see damaged steps repaired, ageing handrails and fencing upgraded at the lookout, fallen trees cleared from the picnic and turnaround bay, and dumped waste removed.
The lookout is used by local families for swimming and sightseeing day trips while also drawing tourists to the area.
At Hanging Rock Falls between Kyogle and Nimbin, visitors will find it easier and safer to enjoy the reserve with $50,000 to be invested in repair work on the track to the popular spot.
Hanging Rock Falls is a drawcard for nature lovers with its stunning waterfall and water up to 7m deep, surrounded by lush rainforest and rocky cliffs.
The work will include new handrails, new stair treads, a new safety sign and removal of fallen trees at the site off Williams Rd.
Visitors to the area are advised to take care at the site, which has slippery surfaces, submerged obstacles, strong currents and no diving.
Swinging from trees and dropping into the water is prohibited and while swimming is not advised, those who swim do so at their own risk.
Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said:
“Crown reserves play critical roles protecting the environment and supporting communities with everything from walking trails, lookouts, parks and ovals to community halls."
“Maintaining and upgrading Crown reserves ensures communities can continue to use public facilities and access some of the most spectacular parts of our state.”
Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said:
“Bean Creek Falls is a gem among the many incredible natural wonders of the Northern Rivers and this $50,000 upgrade will ensure locals can continue to enjoy the amazing view over the beautiful waterfall."
“The investment will provide trade work in the region while improving public infrastructure that helps attract tourists who spend money at local businesses and support regional jobs."
“Hanging Rock Falls was impacted by the floods that hit the Lismore area and the $50,000 repair work will be among the many NSW Government projects that are helping our area recover."
“This investment will ensure locals can continue to enjoy the amazing natural beauty of Hanging Rock Falls and its pristine waters, and tourists can keep visiting and spending money in local cafes and shops.”