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Gai-mariagal National Park Proposal
for Narrabeen Lagoon catchment

The Vision

Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment has been lobbying for permanent environmental protection for the remaining bushland in the catchment of Narrabeen Lagoon.

Metropolitan 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 those lands.

Aboriginal 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.

Values

Scenic: The landscape in this catchment is undulating providing stunning vistas

Unique: 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.

Threatened Species: Narrabeen Lagoon catchment supports many threatened species and endangered ecological communities

Aboriginal culture: The Aboriginal heritage in this area continues to inspire people through into the 21st Century.

Gai-mariagal National Park

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The creation of Gai-mariagal National Park provides the opportunity to implement the vision of permanent environmental protection for the bushland in the catchment of Narrabeen Lagoon. This Park would be managed by a Board established by the Minister for the Environment according to the provisions of Part 4A of the NPWS Act.

The operation of the Park would be guided by a detailed Plan of Management prepared under the provisions of the NPWS Act.

This Plan of Management would involve the community in its development and would seek to balance recreational desires with the need to protect the environmental and cultural values of the area.

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Cutural tours would be conducted by trained Aboriginal guides providing education and understanding for visitors from Australia and from overseas.

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Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment
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Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment,
P.O.Box 845, Narrabeen, NSW 2101

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