New Kakadu National Park management plan now in effect

The sixth management plan for one of Australia’s greatest natural and cultural attractions – Kakadu National Park – is now in effect. The new management plan outlines the strategy for protecting and promoting this World Heritage listed park for the next 10 years. The plan takes an adaptive approach to park management, encouraging the ongoing…

Grants Boost Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula have been given a boost with $9,000 going to two local groups to continue their good work. Seawinds Men’s Shed at Rosebud West has received $7,000 for the installation of the electrical work to support the development of a computer room while Main Ridge Men’s Shed received $2,000 for…

Ecotourism opportunities in Christmas Island National Park

The unique national park on Christmas Island – home of the famous red crabs – has the potential to become an ecotourism treasure, adding to the growing market for nature based tourism in Australia. Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck today announced the opportunity available for tourism operators to explore the potential…

Turnbull Government boosting South Australia’s solar futu

The Turnbull Government is helping community groups in South Australia to do their bit for the environment at the same time as reducing their electricity bills. Seventeen community groups in the cities of Playford and Salisbury are to share $300,000 to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panel systems on their buildings under round two of the…

Funding boost to protect our historic heritage places

A new round of funding for owners and managers of historic places on Australia’s National Heritage List is now open. The Australian Government’s Protecting National Historic Sites program helps ensure Australia’s nationally significant historic heritage places are protected and maintained for future generations. Of the 104 places named on Australia’s National Heritage List, 62 are…

Remarks Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Burke and Wills site heritage listing GREG HUNT: Thank you to the Royal Society for hosting today. We moved from Royal Park to the Royal Society, and I actually think we've ended up in the best possible place. I want to acknowledge basically everybody in the room in their own way – from…

Burke and Wills expedition sites included on the National Heritage List

The extraordinary story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who tried to help them – has been formally recognised as a defining moment in Australia’s history. The Australian Government today inscribed the Burke, Wills, King and Yandruwandha National Heritage place on the National Heritage…