Libs pledge funding boost for nature parks

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THE Canberra Liberals have pledged to inject $6 million into Canberra’s nature parks, hire extra rangers and bring all nature conservation functions into one directorate if elected.

That party plans to build the William Farrer Trail, a walking trail along the Murrumbidgee from Point Hut Crossing to the Namadgi Visitors Centre, improve other associated walking trails and develop pack-based campgrounds in the more remote areas of Namadgi National Park.

Shadow Nature Conservation Minister Vicki Dunne says the party will also hire five extra nature conservation rangers, review the Nature Conservation Act 1980, and bring all nature conservation functions into one directorate.

“A Canberra Liberals government would build our natural environment to one that thrives, conserving our natural heritage and generating opportunities for tourism and economic development,” she says.

Mr Seselja says he believes Canberra’s natural environment “creates many opportunities for preservation, conservation and tourism and I want to see our parks maximise those opportunities.”

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