The Bunuba National Park will cover 220,000 hectares and will protect parts of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River, extending from the existing Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park along the river, north to Jijidu (Dimond Gorge).
This announcement marks the halfway milestone in the delivery of the WA Government’s historic Plan for Our Parks commitment, with 2.5 million hectares added to WA's conservation estate to date.
The new national park will be joint-managed by Bunuba Dawangarri Aboriginal Corporation and the WA Government, and will safeguard the regions unique landscapes, Aboriginal culture and heritage, and a significant stretch of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River, while creating economic development and sustainable local jobs, like Aboriginal ranger positions and Indigenous tourism.
The Bunuba National Park will also protect rare species like the Gouldian Finch and the critically endangered freshwater sawfish.
Today we congratulate Bunuba Traditional Owners for working with the WA Government to create this new national park! Help celebrate this win by sending a message of support to the Premier Cook, Minister Whitby and Minister Buti.