Director of National Parks
Have your say on the future of Kakadu National Park
29 February 2012
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Kakadu's Board of Management is urging people to have their say on the way the park should be managed over the next decade.
A new management plan is being developed for Kakadu, which will guide the way the park is run once the current plan expires at the end of 2013.
Park Manager Sarah Kerin said the views and suggestions of visitors, traditional owners, the tourism industry and other stakeholders are vital in shaping the future of this World Heritage park.
"With its soaring landscapes, abundant wildlife and vibrant Aboriginal culture, Kakadu is a unique part of the Territory landscape," Ms Kerin said.
"The park is special for so many people - it's a great experience for visitors, a hub for scientific research, a major employer and of course home to traditional owners.
"What issues do you want considered as the new Kakadu plan is drafted? Do you have ideas to contribute to better management of weeds and feral animals? Are there better ways to focus our research and monitoring efforts?
"What types of recreational activities do you want more of? Are there further ways for traditional owners to participate meaningfully in tourism?
"If you have ideas we'd love to hear from you by 13 April 2012 and then the drafting of the new plan can begin in earnest.
"This is the first of several opportunities for people to get involved. The park will run some consultations with the tourism industry and traditional owners, and once the new plan is drafted it will go out for 30 days public comment."
Email your ideas to KakaduPlan@environment.gov.au or post them to:
The Planning Officer, Kakadu National Park, PO Box 71 Jabiru NT 0886.
For copies of the current plan and factsheets on how to have your say, visit environment.gov.au/parks/publications/kakadu/newplan.html
Media contact: Margot Marshall 0418 624 847