A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $10,000 to the Friends of the Porongurup Ranges for stage two of the Porongurup Range National Park interpretive Heritage Trail.
The grant is part of the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme and will support the installation of interpretive signage capturing the indigenous and settler stories of the site and the relationship between the park’s geological history and its unique environmental value today.
I am delighted to announce this grant, which will help highlight the extraordinary story of Porongurup National Park.
The Porongurup National Park is a place of exceptional environmental significance and is home to one of the richest concentrations of plant species in Australia, which is why it is listed on the National Heritage List.
By providing funds for stage two of the Heritage Trail, we will help showcase this unique area to the rest of the world.
The Community Heritage and Icons Grants were designed to enable local communities and visitors to better understand and enjoy sites on the National Heritage List.
The Turnbull Government understands the importance of Western Australia’s extraordinary natural heritage.
We want to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to visit and enjoy these places. They are extremely important to the local economy in terms of jobs in the tourism sector.
Funding is subject to the finalisation of a contract between the Friends group and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.