Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

10-year plan for Albany’s conservation reserves

September 14, 2017

The Western Australian Government has released a comprehensive plan for the management coast parks and reserves around Albany.

The plan replaces the Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve Management Plan 1995, West Cape Howe National Park Management Plan 1995 and the South Coast Regional Management Plan 1992.

Albany coast parks and reserves are well known for their high conservation, recreation and heritage values and include several large, intact conservation reserves that protect high plant species diversity and important habitat for threatened flora and fauna such as the critically endangered Gilbert's potoroo.

The area is important to Noongar people and is rich in cultural heritage.

A total of 17 Aboriginal sites have been recorded on parks and reserves including seven mythological sites that feature in Noongar stories about the creation of features of the Albany landscape.

Commenting on the management plan Western Australia Environment Minister Stephen Dawson

"Albany is a much loved destination and a drawcard for tourists with its spectacular coastline providing a range of popular recreational opportunities.

"With attractions such as the internationally renowned Bibbulmun Track and the breathtaking Gap and Natural Bridge, the coastline's parks and reserves are significant for the local tourism industry and the wider community.

"Many heritage sites are located on parks and reserves, and the cultural heritage of the area is important to Noongar people and the people of Albany and Western Australia.

"The plan's area includes key refuges for threatened animals including the critically endangered Gilbert's potoroo as well as high plant species diversity and threatened flora and ecological communities."

Albany was the first official colonial settlement in Western Australia; the first Federal military base; the State's principal port before the development of Fremantle Harbour; and the last Australian port of call for First World War ANZAC ships on their way to Gallipoli and the Western Front, and several heritage sites relate to these historical periods.

The Albany coast draft management plan 2016 was released for public comment from 6th May to 8th July 2016, resulting in 27 submissions. 

Image: West Cape Howe National Park

14th March 2017 - NEW TOURISM COLLABORATION TO PROMOTE WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S SOUTH WEST 

29th June 2016 - DARING CANTILEVERED LOOKOUT OPENS ON WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S SOUTHERN OCEAN COAST

10th May 2016 - FURTHER $5.75 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR ALBANY’S CENTENNIAL PARK 

14th May 2015 - VOLUNTEERS ENSURE LONGEVITY OF BIBBULMUN TRACK 

29th May 2014 - PARKS FOR PEOPLE FUNDING BOOSTS WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL PARKS

3rd December 2012 - TOURISM SPOTLIGHT TO SHINE ON MARGARET RIVER

14th July 2011 - $42 MILLION ALBANY WATERFRONT PROJECT OPENS

11th February 2011 - WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST SHOW CAVE REOPENS

26th November 2010 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTER URGES PEOPLE TO ‘REDISCOVER PARKS’

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS

Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Sport / Technology

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

HELIOCOL SOLAR

Heliocol has grown to become the World's Largest Manufacturer of solar pool heating equipment. The product can be found in over 30 countries in some of the harshest weather conditions.…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 

TICKETSERV

At TicketServ, we partner with venues, agencies, tourism operators and anyone who wants to sell tickets, to deliver leading edge ticketing and CRM solutions. As the exclusive Asia Pacific distributor…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business