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, employment and provides household income to residents.
Impact of National Parks on the Western Pastoral Region of NSW: Final Report
The region considered in this study covers a large part of Western NSW. The Protected Areas (PAs) in the study region include eight national parks, 13 nature reserves, two historical sites, one State Conservation Area and one Aboriginal Area.
- 1 November 2006
- Department of Environment and Conservation
- Publication, Report
- File PDF 316KB
- Pages 65
- Name impact-national-parks-western-pastoral-region-nsw-final-report.pdf