Impact of National Parks on the Regional Economies of the NSW Wheat-Sheep Belt: Final report

The Wheat Sheep (WS) Belt of NSW consists of a large area covering the entire length of NSW from the Queensland border to the Victorian border. This economic impact analysis includes the management and operation of the protected areas and the expenditures incurred by visitors when visiting the protected areas in the region.

1 December 2006
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
Publication, Report
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National parks are part of the capital of communities and play a role in the development of the community and the economy. 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, national parks are part of the economic development of a region. The management and operation of the parks 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 and employment, and provides household income to residents.