The Dangar Falls work crew deserve to feel proud of their labours.
The Dangar Falls work crew deserve to feel proud of their labours.

Dangar Falls walkway opens in time for winter tourist season

VISITORS to Dorrigo's popular Dangar Falls Reserve will benefit from recent improvements to the pathway, labyrinth and bushland area.

Stage two of the pathway upgrade has reopened in time for school holidays with the old bitumen pathway between the two wooden walkways replaced with a raised path to improve safety, accessibility and appearance.

Bellingen Shire Council is also working with the labyrinth community volunteers and Dorrigo Men's Shed to install a stoneware centrepiece and a timber bench seat in the park land beside.

Bush regeneration contractors have been implementing a blitz with over three hectares of native vegetation at Dangar Falls Reserve being enhanced by initial weed control.

This includes an area of Antarctic Beech cool temperate rainforest which has considerable conservation significance. The action is part of the Jaliigirr Project being implemented through the Federal Government's Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund led by North Coast Local Land Services.

Council is currently confirming funding to continue bush regeneration throughout 2015-16 and working with Crown Lands to finalise the Plan of Management for Dangar Falls Reserve.



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