National parks and reserves


Closing Ranger, protecting Kakadu

The Ranger uranium mine, which has operated since 1980, is surrounded by the dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. This report reviews the 2020 Ranger Mine Closure Plan and finds the objective that a rehabilitated site be incorporated into Kakadu National Park is being...

Draft Joint Management Plan for Barmah National Park

The purpose of the Joint Management Plan is to set the strategic direction for the joint management of Barmah National Park and to enable the knowledge and culture of the Yorta Yorta Nation to influence and be recognised in that management.
Journal article

Assessing the amenity value of forest ecosystem services: perspectives from the use of sustainable green spaces

Due to the fragility of forest ecosystems, developing forest recreational resources must consider sustainable ecological, economic, and social development, and reduce impacts from recreational activities. Diverse forests with different biodiversity could promote forest ecosystem services and resistance to the pressure of tourism development. Under such...

Central West Investigation: final report

The recommendations in this final report reflect the challenge of balancing the many and sometimes competing demands on the Central West forests, in the context of pressures of climate change and Victoria’s growing population.

Management of Commonwealth National Parks

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Director of National Parks’ management of Australia’s six Commonwealth national parks.
Discussion paper

Unlocking our great outdoors

This paper is part of TTF’s contribution to the debate around how to conserve our natural areas while also unlocking the economic benefits that can be delivered by nature-based tourism.
Working paper

Beyond conceptual elegance: local participation and the 'model' Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve

This paper examines local engagement in management of both the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It outlines the results of a baseline survey about attitudes, perception, activities and knowledge of the natural environment of people living in western side of the Fitzgerald biosphere...
Journal article

Governance of national parks at the crossroads: New Zealand’s silent reform

New Zealand’s national parks are major attractions for tourism and recreation, while hosting other commercial activities considered compatible with that primary role, like grazing, commercial filming and renewable electricity production. Commercial activities can only be carried out according to the terms of legal documents referred...

Kakadu National Park management plan 2007–2014

Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land, home to one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. It is an internationally significant World Heritage Area, jointly managed with its Aboriginal traditional owners. Kakadu protects the entire catchment of a large tropical river, the South Alligator...

Cultural funding by government, Australia, 2004-05

More than $5 billion was spent by the public sector in Australia on cultural activities in 2004-05, according to this ABS report. Governments in Australia gave the largest proportion of their total cultural funding to broadcasting and film ($1.2 billion) in 2004-05, followed by nature...