Plan for our Parks

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By Kim Giddens

03 May 2024

The Cook Government's commitment to expanding Western Australia's conservation estate receives a significant $73 million boost over the next four years as part of Plan for Our Parks. 

The funding will support implementation of Indigenous Land Use Agreements and management plans for soon-to-be-created parks and reserves, such as the proposed South Coast Marine Park and Fortescue Marsh Nature Reserve and provide additional investment for existing Plan for Our Parks projects. 

The WA Labor Government announced Plan for Our Parks in 2019 with a vision of creating five million hectares of new conservation estate and national and marine parks - more than any Government in WA history. 

More than half of that target has since been met, with the Bunuba National Park in the Kimberley region the most recently created park. 

This additional funding will support the creation of more than 56 full-time ongoing jobs, including:

  • Aboriginal rangers;
  • marine park rangers and coordinators; and 
  • joint management coordinators in the Pilbara and South Coast regions. 

The Cook Government is in the process of completing several major projects as part of Plan for Our Parks, including South Coast Marine Park, which will be the largest of its kind in WA. 

Find more about our plan HERE!