SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
World Heritage nomination for Ningaloo
Western Australia's Ningaloo Coast has been nominated for United Nations World Heritage listing by the Australian Government, in recognition of its priceless natural value.
The Federal and Western Australian Governments officially nominated an area of more than 700,000 hectares, including Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth's Cape Range, for consideration to be listed alongside existing World Heritage sites such as the Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef.
A United Nations committee in Paris will this year send a delegation to inspect the area, before deciding in about 18 months whether to accept the nomination.
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett said Ningaloo had extraordinary environmental values, stating "World Heritage listing will provide recognition at an international as well as national level."
The Ningaloo area is home to some of Australia's most iconic marine animals, including dugongs, whale sharks, turtles, whales and dolphins, and countless other species that call the 240 kilometres reef home.
The area has also been added to Australia's National Heritage list.
If approved by the UN World Heritage Council, it will join the 17 Australian sites already granted World Heritage status including the Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Kakadu national parks.
Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher said the State Government would remain largely responsible for management of the area, which would expect a surge in visitor numbers if the heritage nomination was successful.
Minister Faragher said World Heritage listing would be a "badge" to signal Ningaloo's international importance to the world.
Conservation Council WA spokesman David Mackenzie said he hoped the WA Department of Environment and Conservation's budget would be increased to give it the funds to manage the expected tourism rush without causing damage to Ningaloo.
23rd October 2009 - NEW WORLD HERITAGE SITE RECOMMENDED FOR DUNEDIN CITY
9th October 2009 - NEW PROGRAM TO OFFER UNIQUE NATIONAL PARK EXPERIENCES
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.
Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…read more
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
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
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!