News: Parks

World Heritage Daintree National Park returned to Traditional Owners

The Queensland Government and Traditional Owners yesterday signed an agreement at a special ceremony in Bloomfield, north of Wujal Wujal which sees more than 160,000 hectares of land in…

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Sep 30, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Culture / Environment / Government / Parks / Tourism /


Victoria’s Warby-Ovens National Park earns IUCN recognition

Warby-Ovens National Park near Wangaratta in Victoria’s north east, has become the first site in Victoria to be admitted to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature…

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Sep 27, 2021 Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Sydney’s green spaces to be enhanced through $4 million funding

Twelve local government areas across Sydney will share in $4 million funding from the Metropolitan Greenspace Program allowing for improved public outdoor spaces. NSW Planning and Public…

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Sep 27, 2021 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /


New Western Sydney National Park welcomes return of locally extinct species

One of the largest new National Parks created in western Sydney in over a decade will see quolls, bettongs and the brush-tailed phascogale among locally extinct species making a historic…

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Sep 26, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Lower Blue Mountains to have its first accessible bushland track

As part of a $2 million upgrade, the lower Blue Mountains is set to have a fully accessible bushland track from Lapstone Zig Zag Walking Track to Siding Lookout, opening up the natural…

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Sep 24, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Consultation underway on new marine park for Western Australia’s south coast

The Western Australian Government's ‘Plan for Our Parks’ initiative has opened consultation on a proposed marine park for the State’s south coast - extending from…

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Sep 24, 2021 Government / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Community input invited on Shoalhaven Heads erosion prevention strategies

With significant erosion occurring at Shoalhaven Heads impacted by the recent hazardous ocean conditions, Shoalhaven City Council is preparing Coastal Management Programs (CMPs) for the…

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Sep 24, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Marine conservationists partner with Indigenous Rangers to rescue endangered sawfish

The Australian Marine Conservation Society has partnered with the Northern Land Council’s Malak Malak Rangers, and Charles Darwin University (CDU) to support a long-running and…

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Sep 24, 2021 Education / Environment / Parks /


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