Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    Draft joint management plan released for Guniyan Binba Conservation Park

    26/03/2019 12:05 PM
    • Public comment period on draft plan open for three months
    • Planning has involved extensive collaboration between joint management partners 

    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today encouraged people to have their say on the draft joint management plan for the Guniyan Binba Conservation Park.


    The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park is an intertidal reserve that covers an area north of Cable Beach to Willie Creek.


    The park is jointly vested and managed by the Yawuru Registered Native Title Holders Body Corporate, the Shire of Broome, and the Conservation and Parks Commission under the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984.


    It is managed according to the Yawuru Prescribed Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement and the Yawuru Area Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement.


    The area features sandy beaches, mangroves and other important habitat for many aquatic, bird, mammal and reptile species including nesting habitat for the threatened flatback turtle.


    Under the draft plan, management to conserve and enhance these values will focus on implementing visitor information and education programs, and ensuring visitors are provided with well-defined and sustainable pedestrian and vehicle access.


    The plan is available at https://pws.dbca.wa.gov.au


    It is also available to view at the Nyamba Buru Yawuru office and the Shire of Broome office in Broome. Public submissions are open until June 28, 2019.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park, north of the iconic Cable Beach, is a popular location for fishing, swimming and walking.


    "The mangroves in the park provide important habitat for native animals, such as the threatened curlew sandpiper, great knot and Eastern curlew. 


    "The Broome area also holds immense cultural significance to Yawuru people, and recognition of Yawuru cultural values is an important feature of this joint management plan."


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