National parks and reserves (protected areas – PAs) are part of the capital of communities and play a role in the way the community and the economy develops. As well as serving environmental objectives, the national parks form part of the attraction of a region that influences people in decisions about where they live and where they visit. As a result, PAs are part of the economic development of a region. The management and operation of the PAs is an economic activity in its own right contributing to the local economy. The attraction of visitors and the expenditures that they make during those visits is part of the total demand in those economies that support business activity, employment and provides household income to residents.
Impact of National Parks on the Regional Economies of the NSW Far South Coast
There are two main components to this report. The first section provides a description of the economies and the underlying economic trends in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla LGAs. Second, the impact of the protected areas on the regions is estimated.
- 1 September 2006
- NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
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- Pages 63
- Name impact-national-parks-regional-economies-nsw-far-south-coast.pdf