South West

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Hill End Historic Site.
Hill End Historic Site.

South West national parks include:

To learn more about South West national parks visit the Office of Environment & Heritage website.


Foundation Projects in the South West Region

Hill End Historic Site

Hill End was once a gold mining boom town, and became home to an artist community including Russell Drysdale, Margaret Olley, Donald Friend and Brett Whiteley after the gold ran out. The Foundation funded the restoration of old buildings, installation of visitor amenities and acquired land for reservation within the township of Hill End.

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Growing Abercrombie River National Park

In 2007 the Foundation added 204 hectares of open woodland to the Abercrombie River National Park.

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Growing Protected Areas in the Blue Mountains 

In 2011, the Foundation received a donation of land worth $20,000 in the Blue Mountains. This high conservation value property acts as an ecological buffer zone, and is home to the threatened plant species Needle Geebung, Persoonia acerosa.

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Protecting Hunthawang for all time

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife partnered with the Federal Government and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service to acquire Hunthawang for the National Reserve System.

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Growing Morton National Park

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife has acquired over 2100 ha for Morton National Park to date. 

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Surveying Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in Morton National Park

In the past the Foundation has funded Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby surveys at Morton National Park.

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Growing Nombinnie Nature Reserve

With a donation from the Beswick Family Fund, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife purchased the 56,294 ha property “Lysmoyle” for addition to Nombinnie Nature Reserve.

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Growing Tinderry Nature Reserve

Private donors gifted an 80 hectare inholding in this reserve to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife to consolidate Tinderry Nature Reserve.

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Growing Willandra National Park

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife purchased the 19,386 hectares of land for Willandra to become one of the first national parks in the riverine plain of central western New South Wales.

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Restoring Willandra Homestead

Following the acquisition of large parts of Willandra National Park, the Foundation sponsored the restoration work on the historical Willandra Homestead.

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Growing Yathong Nature Reserve

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife funding made the acquisition of this spectacular property possible. It is the major release area for captive bred Mallee Fowl. (See also Mallee Cliffs National Park, Nombinnie Nature Reserve and Mallee Fowl) The UNESCO has included Yathong in the list of international biosphere reserves.

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