Parks get gi­ant show of sup­port

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

VIC­TO­RIA Park res­i­dents de­liv­ered a gi­ant post­card to Vic­to­ria Park MLA Ben Wy­att in sup­port of a plan for new na­tional parks in WA’s out­back.

The post­card was signed by more than 120 res­i­dents who wanted to see bet­ter man­age­ment of over five mil­lion hectares of for­mer pas­toral sta­tions through the Cre­ate Ranger Parks plan.

It was pre­sented to Mr Wy­att dur­ing the Vic Park Sum­mer Street Party on Novem­ber 27.

Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent Brit­tany Moe­bus said she sup­ported the plan be­cause she be­lieved it would bring ben­e­fits for the en­vi­ron­ment as well as WA peo­ple, who would wel­come the chance to visit the new na­tional parks.

“These for­mer out­back sta­tions are in limbo and aren’t ac­ces­si­ble for the av­er­age tourist,” she said.

“I think that’s a lost op­por­tu­nity, since if they were na­tional parks then peo­ple who want to visit the Out­back would have more choices about where to go.”

“Lots of ar­eas in the Out­back have re­ally un­usual plants and an­i­mals that need to be pro­tected through na­tional parks.

Although I live in Vic Park, I’m keen to sup­port this pro­posal be­cause the Out­back is such an im­por­tant part of WA, and I think all WA care about its fu­ture.”

Mr Wy­att said he sup­ported the Abo­rig­i­nal Rangers pro­grams.

“Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple across our State have, for thou­sands of years, man­aged our coun­try in a sus­tain­able way and we con­tinue to ben­e­fit from that man­age­ment,” he said.

Brit­tany Moe­bus presents Ben Wy­att with a gi­ant post­card.

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