Tourism in Kakadu set to grow under new master plan
Tourism in Kakadu is set for a massive boost thanks to two milestones announced today.
Federal Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, was in Kakadu to kickstart the Australian Government’s $51 million investment into growing tourism in Kakadu National Park.
The Minister announced that Aboriginal-owned PwC Indigenous Consulting has been appointed to develop the new Kakadu Tourism Master Plan.
The Darwin-based firm will work with Parks Australia, the tourism industry and Kakadu’s Bininj/Mungguy traditional owners to map out how tourism in the park will grow sustainably over the next ten years while providing benefits to park’s traditional owners.
The Minister also joined the NT Government, Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and Energy Resources of Australia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding around the future of the Jabiru township.
Signing the Memorandum of Understanding: Simon Mudjandi, Valerie Balmoore, Minister Ley, Minister Uibo, Paul Arnold
With the Ranger Uranium Mine set to close in 2021, the future of Jabiru is firmly focused on tourism. This agreement will ensure the township remains the main hub for visitors to our World Heritage-listed national park in years to come.
Today’s announcements are a fantastic outcome for Kakadu and work now gets underway to deliver these great initiatives.
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