Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    Public comment period extended for Shannon and D'Entrecasteaux national parks

    22/07/2005 12:00 AM
     
    22/07/05

    Acting Environment Minister Mark McGowan has extended the public comment period for the draft 10-year management blueprint for the D’Entrecasteaux and Shannon national parks by one month.

    “The plan was released for public comment on May 21, but given the obvious significance of the plan to the local community, I have asked the planning staff of the Department of Land and Conservation Management to accept submissions until the end of August,” Mr McGowan said.

    The Minister said D'Entrecasteaux and Shannon national parks, which spanned the south coast between Walpole and the Scott River and up into the Shannon river basin, were two of the State's premier conservation reserves.

    “The draft management plan seeks to effectively guide the parks' conservation and governs visitor use and access within the parks,” Mr McGowan said.

    “It is important that people comment on the proposed strategies.”

    Copies of the plan can be obtained from CALM's offices in Perth, Manjimup, Pemberton and Walpole. Copies are also available from the department's website NatureBase, at http://www.calm.wa.gov.au/national_parks/management/index.html

    Minister's office: 9220 5050