Plan for our Parks

The McGowan Labor Government’s strong commitment to the environment in the 2020‑21 State Budget ensures Western Australia’s economic recovery works hand in hand with our State’s most precious natural assets. In the process the State Government will create thousands of jobs, keeping the State safe and strong.


The McGowan Government is investing a further $25.6 million over the next four years towards the creation and management of national parks, marine parks and other conservation reserves under the flagship Plan for Our Parks initiative. In addition, the McGowan Government will fund:

  • $3.35 million for the expansion of Wellington National Park near Collie, and to upgrade roads, visitor facilities and enhance recreation and tourism opportunities in the park.
  • $8.4 million for the creation and management of Kalgulup Regional Park at Bunbury. The 3100‑hectare park is a stronghold for biodiversity and was recently named to reflect the area’s significance for Noongar people.
  • $6.7 million to build public recreation facilities and implement traditional owner joint management of the Ningaloo Coastal Reserves in partnership with the Gnulli native title holders.
  • $13.8 million for infrastructure and management of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park over the next four years, including the installation of new jetties.
  • $2 million for the creation and management of a proposed national park at Helena Aurora Range.
Page reviewed 8th October 2020