Our Imagine a Greater Wellington National Park campaign has taken a big step forward with the public announcement of the proposed new boundaries for the Wellington National Park. The proposal for the expansion of Wellington National Park has been released for public comment with submissions closing 5pm, 13 March 2019.
The current proposal would see an additional 7360 hectares of land added to the existing Wellington National Park, along the current southern border of the park to the Preston River. These additions will increase the overall area of the national park to almost 25,000 hectares. For more information on the proposal and submission process click here.
“Expanding national parks was important in order to protect conservation values and ensure these areas could be enjoyed by future generations. During the past 10 years visitation to the park has increased substantially and more than 315,000 visitors had gone through the park over the past year. Wellington National Park continues to grow as a popular destination due to the proximity to Perth, outstanding scenic, cultural and biodiversity values and the multitude of recreational activities it offers.” Stephen Dawson, Environment Minister
For a detailed outline of our response and help with writing your submissions we will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, February 12 from 6.30pm -7.30pm at the Yabberup Hall. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Promote Preston team we would like to thank the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire council for the community grant that made our Spring program possible and everyone who contributed along the way.
And a BIG THANK YOU to the Anglican Parish Boomerang Bags group (see pictures below) in Donnybrook for donating $337.45 towards our Greater Wellington National Park campaign. The boomerang club were instrumental in getting us to switch from plastic to BYO bags at the Donnybrook IGA. Now that it has been legislated by the WA Government this group has dissolved. The group have donated the funds they raised selling their bags to Promote Preston as “the expansion of the Wellington National Park will benefit many people in our community and visitors to our region helping them to feel connected to their natural environment with all the benefits that brings”. It is another example of the great community support we have received along the way.
Members of the Donnybrook Boomerang club | Dianne Da’re, Colleen Bandy, Sandy Holdaway, Dot Pendergrast, Deborah Scoullar, Emily Jendrzejak, Katrina Zeehandelaar-Adams, Priscilla Symes , Louise Haydock, Marilyn Schmit, Will Holdaway, Lucille Piesse, Claire Jendrzejak, Marg and Stu Law, Leonie Darlington, June Scott
An enthusiastic community group committed to the Preston Valley being an eco-friendly place to live, work and play!