Construction of Stage One of New Nature-Based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta Well Underway

Photo credit: Oxley Creek Transformation / oxleycreek.com.au

Construction of stage one of the nature-based adventure parkland in Larapinta, called Warril Parkland, is well underway and is expected to be completed in early mid-2020.

Stage One of Warril Parkland, part of the Oxley Creek Transformation project, which focuses on providing a foundation for nature-based adventure, will include features like new entry/interpretive structure, lake edge boardwalk and jetty, picnic areas, shelters and toilet facilities, park furniture (including seating, picnic tables, BBQs, bollards and fencing.

Vehicle access will be provided via Paradise Road. Also included is an internal park roadway and car parking area, footpaths/tracks, nature-play playground incorporating water play.

New Nature-Based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta
Warril Parkland construction map
Photo credit: Oxley Creek Transformation / oxleycreek.com.au



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The Warril Parkland is the first project that was proposed as part of the Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan. The new Parkland will act as a southern gateway to the Oxley Creek corridor. It will eventually link with other recreation and activity hubs to the north.

There are still opportunities for future stages of the Parkland and it will put focus on the three lakes that form part of Oxley Creek, approximately 400m northwest of Stage One. Potential outcomes of these future stages include: 

  • a visitor and/or community centre
  • an event and activity lawn
  • non-motorised watercraft launching facilities
  • canoe and kayak paddling area
  • bird watching facilities
  • bushland walking, cycling and horse-riding trails
  • bike, canoe and kayak hire facilities
  • complementary nature-based ecotourism activities.

About Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan

New Nature-Based Adventure Parkland in Larapinta
Photo credit: Oxley Creek Transformation / oxleycreek.com.au

Released in 2018,  the Oxley Creek to Karawatha Outdoor Recreation Concept Plan aims to create outdoor recreation spaces and recreation opportunities within a series of connected nature reserves located between Oxley Creek and Karawatha Forest Park, including Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve and Glider Forest.

Oxley Creek Transformation has already incorporated the ideas suggested in the Oxley Creek to Karawatha Recreation Concept Plan for Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve and Glider Forest.

The Oxley Creek to Karawatha corridor covers over 750 hectares and provides habitat for a diverse fauna and flora species including koalas, gliders, wallabies, birds and frogs;  and threatened vegetation communities including endangered ecosystems.