The redeveloped Redgate Beach carpark and surrounds was officially opened to the public earlier this month. During a visit from Environment Minister Reece Whitby, the $800,000 upgrade undertaken by WA’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions was lauded as the first of several renewal projects for public infrastructure in the Capes region. The renewal project, as part of the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan, saw construction of 105 new parking spaces and six for bigger vehicles, a new four-cubicle disabled-access toilet, viewing decks and information signs. “The beautiful sandy Redgate Beach, nestled between rocky outcrops, is a perfect resting spot on the Cape-to-Cape Track and is popular with surfers, tourists and walkers,” Mr Whitby said. “More people can now access this car park and benefit from its improved facilities.” The State Government tipped in $650,000 to the project, which has since seen calls from the Cowaramup Bay-Gracetown Association for similar facilities elsewhere along the coast. New signs would be updated in coming weeks that would “highlight the natural and cultural values of the surrounding Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park,” DBCA said.