Weekday closures at Sealy Lookout for next three weeks during upgrades
Sealy Lookout in Orara East State Forest will be closed on weekdays for the next three weeks, while Forestry Corporation of NSW upgrades parking and toilet facilities at the increasingly popular site. The area will continue to be open every weekend.
Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Strategic Projects and Programs Leader Justin Black said the new facilities were needed to accommodate the increasing number of visitors to Sealy Lookout, which had more than trebled in the past five years.
“Over the past five years, Forestry Corporation has transformed Sealy Lookout and the nearby Korora Lookout, opening the award-winning Forest Sky Pier and adjoining accessible undercover picnic area as well as the new First People experience along the Gumgali Track to Korora Lookout,” Mr Black said.
“We’ve also upgraded and enhanced the network of rainforest walking tracks throughout the area and worked with Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, who now run regular cultural showcases in the forest and have just opened their Nyanggan Gapi (Perfect Coffee) van at Sealy Lookout.
“The number of visitors to the area has been steadily increasing by around 15 per cent each year and is showing no sign of slowing so, with our existing facilities already at capacity during peak periods, we need to expand the parking and toilet facilities to keep up with demand.
“Sealy Lookout will be closed on weekdays throughout the work, which is expected to take until the end of September, weather permitting. Sealy Lookout will be open on the weekends so people can continue to enjoy the area.
“We thank visitors for their patience during the work and look forward to completing the new facilities ahead of the busy summer months.”
For more information about cultural showcases or the Nyanggan Gapi (Perfect Coffee) van, visit Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation.
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