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Portfolio Budget Statements 2019–20

The Director of National Parks appears in the Department’s 2019–20 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS). Outcome 1 of the Department’s PBS is:

Conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia’s biodiversity, ecosystems, environment and heritage through research, information management, supporting natural resource management, establishing and managing Commonwealth protected areas, and reducing and regulating the use of pollutants and hazardous substances.

The Director’s contribution to meeting the Department’s Outcome 1 is:

Management of Commonwealth reserves as outstanding natural places that enhance Australia’s well-being through the protection and conservation of their natural and cultural values, supporting the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in managing their traditional land and sea country, and offering world class natural and cultural visitor experiences.

The purposes of our program described in the PBS are to provide:

  • Resilient places and ecosystems: to protect and conserve the natural and cultural values of Commonwealth reserves.
  • Multiple benefits to Traditional Owners and local communities: to support the aspirations of Traditional Owners in managing their land and sea country.
  • Amazing destinations: to offer world class natural and cultural experiences, enhancing Australia’s visitor economy.