In March at the State Election all sides of politics made commitments to advancing protection of the Kimberley.
The new McGowan Government came to power and has now begun work on their important new election commitments. This includes extending the Great Kimberley Marine Park to include the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and the fringing coral reefs that surround them.
WA Labor has committed to the creation of a new Fitzroy River National Park by extending the Darngku (Geikie Gorge) National Park along the Fitzroy River to the north, and the Margaret River to the east. WA Labor will also develop a Fitzroy River management plan to ensure the health of the river and sustainable development. They have committed to not allowing the Fitzroy River or its tributaries to be dammed.
The new government has also committed to implement a mosaic of National Parks to protect the outstanding natural and cultural values of the Kimberley.
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