Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park receives $2.7m investment in Cape to Cape Track

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park receives $2.7m investment in Cape to Cape Track Image credit: Russel Ord Photography

This week we welcomed the WA Government’s announcement of $2.7m towards improvements and new signage for the Cape to Cape Track within the Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park.

It is hoped this initial investment is part of a longer-term commitment by the WA Government to ensure this much loved, and most visited National Park in the State, has the resources required for its management, in recognition of the significant environmental and cultural values it holds.

We are delighted to see the WA Government demonstrate this commitment to one of our local icons and hope it’s the start of an ongoing program of investment to achieve the outcomes of the 6 Point Plan developed by stakeholders for the National Park following the Calgardup Fire in 2021.  

Together with our local partners (Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, Undalup Association, Nature Conservation Margaret River, South West Catchments Council, Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Margaret River Wine Association and Transition Margaret River) our Council will continue to advocate for more investment to support and protect the Park through joint Aboriginal management, increased resources to restore and sustain the Park, the reinstatement of the Nindup Plain and continued improvements in fire management. 

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is situated in one of only 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots and has been under pressure for many years due to intense and increasing public use. 

Population growth coupled with increased visitation has created added urgency to secure ongoing funding and care for this natural treasure.
24 May 2023 Topic Type
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