Have your say on new concept options for Kurnell Visitor Centre

The NSW Government is calling on community members to have their say on plans for a new Kurnell Visitor Centre in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

The plans seek to protect and commemorate the site's significance as the first point of contact in 1770 between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of HMB Endeavour.

Cronulla MP Mark Speakman said the proposed new Visitor Centre would include an exhibition space, an education space and a café.

"The Master Plan aims to enhance the Kurnell Precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park as a place of significance for all Australians," Mr Speakman said.

"These designs build on the 2019 Master Plan and take into consideration new information relating to the site's sensitive environmental and archaeological values.

"They also deliver on the Master Plan's objective to support increased visitor capacity, new community education and interpretation programs and new ways to learn about and enjoy this historically important place."

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) team have engaged several leading architects to prepare the design options being exhibited.

"The concept options will be on exhibition until Friday 4 December 2020, and the community can provide feedback by completing the online survey over the next six weeks.

"I encourage everyone in the Shire to jump online and let us know what you think of the options, so we can get the best possible outcome for our community," Mr Speakman said.

In 2018, the Australian and NSW Governments announced $50 million in joint funding to construct new visitor facilities, educational infrastructure and the Kurnell/La Perouse ferry wharves as part of Stage 1 of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell Master Plan.

The NSW Government recently announced a further $16 million contribution for the ferry wharves project as part of its $205 million stimulus package from the Waterways Fund.

In April this year, three new sculptures were installed on the site to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the encounter between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of HMB Endeavour.

For more information visit: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/kamay-2020

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