Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment
has been lobbying for permanent environmental
protection for the remaining bushland
in the catchment of Narrabeen Lagoon.
Local Aboriginal Land Council have proposed
that Gai-mariagal National Park be established
over their lands within the catchment
of Narrabeen Lagoon. The lands would be
leased by the National Parks and Wildlife
service and managed according to the standards
required of a National Park, thus providing
permanent environmental protection for
rangers would be employed as managers
and tour guides providing education and
cultural experiences for visitors.
Conservation minded people have been
seeking permanent environmental protection
for the bushland in the catchment of Narrabeen
Lagoon for over 50 years. We now urge
decision-makers to gazette Gai-mariagal
National Park as quickly as possible.
The landscape in this catchment is undulating
providing stunning vistas
Very few cities in the world and certainly
none in Australia, can boast 57sq kms
of lagoon and catchment - much of it still
bushland - within its boundaries.
Species: Narrabeen Lagoon catchment
supports many threatened species and endangered
culture: The Aboriginal heritage
in this area continues to inspire people
through into the 21st Century.