National park bigger than Bali created on Martu Country in WA Outback
Today the WA Government announced the largest national park in WA’s history to be jointly-managed and jointly-vested with Traditional Owners.
The newly created Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara National Park and Lake Carnegie Nature Reserve on Martu Country in Wiluna will cover 800,000 hectares.
Environment Minister Reece Whitby and Martu Traditional Owners celebrate the historic announcement on Martu Country. Credit: Bill Kruse
The creation of the park and nature reserve will safeguard native plants and animals, including threatened species like the bilby, golden bandicoot and the elusive and critically endangered night parrot.
The national park will help Tarlka Matuwa Piarku Aboriginal Corporation and Martu Traditional Owners to protect and manage their Country and culture, and create tourism and economic development opportunities on Country.
This is a historic milestone in the McGowan Government's Plan for Our Parks initiative and will have long-lasting benefits for people and nature.
Congratulations to Tarlka Matuwa Piarku Aboriginal Corporation, Martu Traditional Owners and the WA Government on this milestone achievement!
For people and nature!