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Kathleen Lowry Manager Recreation, Interpretation and Community Involvement Branch. Department Parks and Wildlife( DPaW ) State TRAILS and OUTDOORS Conference 2013. PARKS FOR PEOPLE Reconnecting families with National Parks and nature. Helping families to explore our own parks,

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Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

Kathleen LowryManager Recreation, Interpretation and Community Involvement Branch

Department Parks and Wildlife(DPaW)

State TRAILS and OUTDOORS Conference 2013


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

PARKS FOR PEOPLE

Reconnecting families with National Parks and nature


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

Helping families to

exploreour own parks,

go camping,

reconnectwith nature and

have fun

in an affordableway

PARKS FOR PEOPLE

Reconnecting families with National Parks and nature


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

3 FIRE

Manage lands under our care to protect communities and built and natural assets from bushfires.

4 SUSTAINABLE USE

Manage access to the lands and waters under our care and the state’s biodiversity for sustainable uses including tourism and wood production.

Work with Tourism WA through Naturebank to prepare sites for tourist accommodation

Work with tourism industry to promote domestic tourism opportunities

2 WILDLIFE

Conserve, protect and manage the state’s native fauna and flora based on best practice science.

1 PARKS

Establish and manage the state’s system of national parks, marine parks, State forests and other terrestrial and marine reserves.

Improve facilities and experiences for visitors

Create new high-quality, affordable accommodation for families in the south and mid-west

DEPARTMENTAL GOALS


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

FOCUS

3 SET NEW DIRECTIONS

Set directions to ensure staff and resources are focused on delivering high value outcomes.

Designing, managing and promoting campgrounds will be a high priority

4 TRANSFORM

Implement improved, business practices to create a modern department focused on outcomes and stakeholders.

Improve on-line bookings

Community partnerships

Better customer service

2 REVIEW

Review current priorities and programs to identify management successes and those requiring refocus.

PVS Capital Works

Campground planning and design

Management strategies

1 IMPLEMENT

Give the highest priority to implementing government policies and commitments.

Caravan and Camping Action Plan

Parks for People

IMMEDIATE FOCUS


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

CUSTOMERS

Increase focus on customer service

INNOVATE

Use new and innovative technology to facilitate greater use and appreciation of the natural and cultural values of parks

PARTNERSHIP

Partner with community stakeholders to achieve conservation, social and local economic benefits

CAMPING

Expand and improve campground and park facilities to make high-quality, easily accessible and affordable family experiences

ENGAGE

Engage with the community to promote and provide extraordinary experiences in a world class parks system

PARKS FOR PEOPLE THEMES

Reconnecting families with National Parks and nature


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

INVOLVE

TOURISM PRODUCT

Bring DPaW campgrounds and facilities into the mainstream local tourism product

PERSONAL CONTACT

Increase personal contact with visitors

TOURISM HOSPITALITY

Offer tourism business opportunities by delivering hospitality services at campgrounds in support of DPaW management

COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP

Reconnect local communities with their parks

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

Round 1

CONSERVATION PARKS VISITOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND ROADS INITIATIVE

$20,000,000 over 4 years from 2010/11 to 2013/14

$2,400,000Naturebank

$4,800,000Low cost in-park camping

$7,600,000Road works

$5,200,000Park visitor infrastructure

Round 2

PARKS FOR PEOPLE / CARAVAN AND CAMPING ACTION PLAN

$21,050,000 over 4 years from 2013/14 to 2016/17

$7,900,000 8 new campgrounds

$7,900,000 9 upgraded/expanded campgrounds

$1,800,000 commercial tourism leases investment

$2,075,000planning, design, communication tools

Photo courtesy Tourism Western Australia

FUNDING ALLOCATIONS

ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

STATEWIDE PRIORITY AREAS


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

NEW

Koongk-a-maya in Dryandra Woodland

Credo in the Goldfields

Logue Brook in Clarke forest block

Big Lagoon in Francois Peron NP

Boranup in Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP

Karara in the Gascoyne

Moresby Range

Potters Gorge in Wellington NP

EXPANDED OR IMPROVED

Nanga Brook in Lane Poole Reserve

Conto Campground in Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP

Breakaway and possibly Miners in Coalseam CP

Black Point in D’Entrecasteaux NP

Banksia Camp in D’Entrecasteaux NP

Osprey in Cape Range NP

Miliyanha and possibly Stargazers in Millstream Chichester NP

Shannon townsite in Shannon NP

Lucky Bay in Cape le Grand NP

CAMPGROUNDS

DELIVERING EXPERIENCES ROUND 2


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

  • Lane Poole Reserve

  • Logue Brook

  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP

  • Wellington NP

  • Leschenault NP

  • D’Entrecasteaux NP

NEW OR UPGRADED VISITOR FACILITIES

DELIVERING EXPERIENCES ROUND 2


Our future the 4 r s

Our future-the 4 R’s?

READING

WRITING

ARITHMETIC

RESILIENCE – (built through Recreating in the outdoors or just play!)

Mummy’s boy!


Opportunities

Opportunities ?

  • Joint management

  • Commercial opportunities

  • Affordable excursions for schools and community

  • Outdoor classrooms

  • Professional development

  • Tours

  • Partnerships

  • Building resilience in children

  • Creating our next advocates for the environment


Kathleen lowry manager recreation interpretation and community involvement branch

Thank you !


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