An appalling proposal for national parks

“Our members are very concerned at what is proposed in Main Range National Park and the recent call for expressions of interest to undertake private development in Hinchinbrook (pictured) and Whitsunday Islands National Parks and the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park,” writes Ogilvie in his heartfelt letter to Minister Enoch. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

The Palaszczuk Government ‘s proposal to allow private companies to operate commercial enterprises including the building of accommodation on Queensland national parks has appalled most conservation organisations – Wildlife Queensland is no exception.

On behalf of the Society, on 19 November our President, Peter Ogilvie, wrote to Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts seeking answers to a series of questions including why such action is being taken, what is to be achieved in terms of the primary purpose for which national parks are dedicated, and why the cardinal principle for management of the national parks has not been reinstated.


Read the President’s letter

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