Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to undergo $10m redevelopment in 2013
TJAPUKAI Aboriginal Cultural Park have kicked off their anniversary celebrations with a $10 million redevelopment pledge, bringing in a much needed economic boost for local tourism.
Federal body Indigenous Business Australia will fund the redevelopment, with Tjapukai to undergo an overhaul of its current centre, as well as the addition of new theatres and retail areas.
"As we celebrate 25 years of Tjapukai it is fitting that that we should embark on the biggest redevelopment of the experience since it was relocated to the multi-purpose site at Caravonica," Tjapukai general manager David Hudson said.
"At the core of the redevelopment is the ambition to grow Tjapukai as the gateway to Indigenous Australia where visitors can see nature through our eyes."
Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2013.
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