Expansion of Yalgorup National Park
Any day that we can increase the size of National Parks in Western Australia, is a good day.
That's why I'm so pleased that the Liberal National Government has decided to purchased an additional 980 hectares of high conservation value land to add to our local Yalgorup National Park, 20 minutes south of Mandurah.
This acquisition will consolidate private land into the national park, which has internationally significant wetlands - recognised and supported by a range of community groups such as the Peel Harvey Catchment Council, FRAGYLE and the City of Mandurah.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the community groups who made the day such a success. Without the work of the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council and FRAGYLE together with the State Government and City of Mandurah - Yalgorup National Park would not be the iconic place it is today without them.
Yalgorup National Park contains significant habitat for a range of wildlife, including western ringtail possum, chuditch, Carnaby’s cockatoo, forest red-tailed black cockatoo and the western brush wallaby. The park has the ancient Lake Clifton thrombolites – rock-like structures that are one of the earliest known forms of life on Earth. The park protects a wetland system that has achieved international recognition as an important area for migratory waterbirds, and it supports several threatened plant and animal species.
Yalgorup National Park was established in the late 1960s to protect the coastal lakes, swamps and tuart woodland between Mandurah and Myalup Beach. It stretches from 25km south of Mandurah to north of Myalup and covers 12,888 hectares, including 10 lakes.
VISIT THE PARK
f you haven't had the chance, Yalgorup National Park is well worth the visit. The pristine bush, dotted with lakes and hugging our magnificent coast is a sight to behold. Better yet, thanks to the the Liberal-led State Government we recently invested $1.3 million from the Royalties for Regions-funded Parks for People initiative to upgrade Martins Tank campground within the park, including the addition of eight tent camp sites, four group camp sites and other facilities.
You can find more information on how to get there, what to bring and what to do, here: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/yalgorup
Photos from the Announcement
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