Progress on the new national park in the north Kimberley

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Progress on the new national park in the north Kimberley

With the creation of the Wilinggin National Park in partnership with Wilinggin traditional owners, the establishment of Australia’s biggest national park has taken another step forward. Following the termination of the Principal Agreement under the Alumina Refinery (Mitchell Plateau) Agreement Act 1971 in February 2015 that gave mining rights to Rio Tinto and Alcoa, the Kimberley National Park will eventually comprise of 2 million hectares. Not only is the size of the park remarkable, it will also protect important ecosystems as well as significant cultural sites.

The Wilinggin National Park will cover 740,000 hectares spanning parts of Prince Regent and Mitchell River national parks as well as connect conservation reserves from the King Leopold Ranges up to the Mitchell River.

 

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