Historic achievement by Gooniyandi Traditional Owners and one step closer to the completion of the Fitzroy River National Park. Send a message of congratulations today!
BREAKING: Gooniyandi Traditional Owners have signed a historic agreement with the WA Government to create the Warlibirri National Park on Gooniyandi Country in the Fitzroy Valley!
The Warlibirri National Park will protect the Margaret River and parts of the Fitzroy River near Fitzroy Crossing where the Margaret River flows out to the ancient Margaret Gorge and Mueller Ranges.
This historic achievement by Gooniyandi Traditional Owners will protect the Margaret Gorge from dams and irrigation proposals, which have threatened the Margaret River – a major tributary of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River - for more than 25 years.
This new national park will safeguard unique landscapes, endangered species, and Aboriginal culture and heritage, while creating sustainable local jobs, like Aboriginal ranger positions and Indigenous tourism.
This announcement is a milestone in the delivery of the McGowan Government's 2017 election commitment to create the Fitzroy River National Park.
Today we congratulate Gooniyandi Traditional Owners for working with the WA Government to create this new national park! Help celebrate this win by sending a message of support to the Premier and Environment Minister.