Parks get giant show of support
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.