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New entrance less confusing

Monday, 21st February, 2011

City Council recently completed a link road between the Sculpture Symposium and the Living Desert City Council recently completed a link road between the Sculpture Symposium and the Living Desert

By Kurtis Eichler

Visitors to the city's famous Sculpture Symposium will no longer need to collect a key to enter thanks to the construction of a new road.

City Council recently completed a link road between the Sculpture Symposium and the Living Desert, which meant visitors would no longer have to pick up a key from the Tourist Information Centre.

A single entry to the park costs $10 per car, and Mayor Wincen Cuy encouraged residents to buy an annual ticket to the site for $20, or $15 for pensioners.

"This makes the attraction a very cost-effective and accessible park for a day out," he said.

Visitors would also drive past the camping grounds at the Living Desert, which are currently under construction.

Council's Building and Environmental Manager, Geoff Laan, said the camp site was progressing and he hoped it would meet its completion date ofJanuary 2012.

"We mainly need a toilet and shower block, as well as soft fall covering on the camping area," Mr Laan said.

The site would enable visitors with caravans, tents and camper trailers to stay in the camping area, which would have the basic necessities including barbecues, solar power and close to 20 camping sites.

The new bitumen link road would also be less confusing for visitors, with the furthermost road now being used. 

That road originally only led visitors to the Living Desert.

Annual passes are available from the City Council office in Blende Street.

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