As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
4,500 hectares added to NSW national parks estate
Facing political pressure to downgrade protections of its national parks, the NSW Government has announced that it is to expaned the estate, adding over 4,500 hectares to the network.
Announcing the expansion, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton advised “more than seven million hectares in NSW is now managed and protected for conservation with our National Parks Estate (Reservations) Bill being passed in Parliament.”
The additions include important koala habitat, an upland swamp‑threatened ecological community in Upper Kangaroo Valley, significant areas of rainforest in the Upper Hunter and sites of significant cultural heritage.
The areas have been selected for their conservation and connectivity values and include five separate transfers:
• Part of Carrai State Forest (2,080 hectares) to Willi Willi National Park
• Yarrawa State Forest (120.6 hectares) to Budderoo National Park
• Part of Mernot State Forest (1,144 hectares) to Curracubundi State Conservation Area
• Yango State Forest (647.5 hectares) to a new Yango State Conservation Area
• Muldiva State Forest (513 hectares) to be vested in the Minister for the Environment for the purposes of Part 11 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
These transfers are part of a NSW Government plan for an additional 43,000 hectares of conservation land to be added to the national park estate including:
• 24,000 hectares of new koala parks and reserves as part of the NSW Koala Strategy
• 5,400 hectares of new additions to the national park estate
• 14,200 hectares of state forest to be dedicated as flora reserves and transferred to the management of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Minister Upton added “the Government is proud of its commitment to biodiversity conservation: we do it smartly, we do it uniquely, and of course the benefits of these new parks and reserves do not stop with the native fauna and flora that reside within them.
"Our national parks are a boon to local economies, bringing in valuable tourist dollars and providing local employment opportunities.”
Image: Willi Willi National Park. Courtest of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
17th April 2018 - Bilbies return to NSW National Parks after near 100-year extinction
28th December 2017 - Another 1174 hectares added to South Australian national parks
20th November 2015 - NSW national parks close due to fire risk
8th October 2015 - More than 39 million visits to NSW National Parks and Reserves in 2014
2nd September 2015 - NSW National Parks now on Google Street View
26th June 2015 - NSW koala conservation area threatened with logging
25th February 2015 - 13 tourism projects get preliminary approval in Tasmania’s National Parks
5th May 2014 - $13.35 million to boost Victorian national parks assets
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…read more
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
At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …read more
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!