$25.6 million in funding for new national parks in WA Budget
The WA Government announced an additional $25.6 million in the 2020-21 State Budget in October, to create new national parks under their initiative Plan for Our Parks!
This money will go towards developing Indigenous Land Use Agreements with Traditional Owners, the development of tourism infrastructure and managing our national parks.
And further funding was allocated to upgrading roads, trails and facilities in national parks to improve accessibility and safety for visitors as part of the WA Government's COVID Recovery Plan.
Nature has played such an important part in helping us during the pandemic. This budget shows that thanks to our many voices, the WA Government recognises the environmental, social and economic benefits that come with creating new national parks.
Pictured: Mount Augustus National Park
Credit: Australia's Golden Outback
Travel restrictions have encouraged us all to wander out yonder and re-discover WA's Outback gems in our own backyard. Thanks to this new funding, we will now have even more places to enjoy.
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As always, thank you for your continued support for WA's national parks and Indigenous rangers.