The Contribution of Montague Island Nature Reserve to Regional Economic Development

This report describes the results of an economic impact assessment carried out by the NPWS to identify the contribution of the Montague Island Nature Reserve to the regional economy of the Eurobodalla Local Government Area (LGA), in which the Island is situated.

Date
1 May 1998
Publisher
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
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Montague Island is located 350 kilometres south of Sydney, and 9 kilometres offshore from Narooma on the south coast of NSW. The island supports around 10,000 nesting pairs of little penguins, as well as providing breeding habitats for crested terns, silver gulls and shearwaters. In addition, Australian fur seals regularly inhabit the rocky foreshores of the Island - one of the few remaining haul-out sites on the Australian coastline.

The island contains a lighthouse which has been operating since 1881 and a collection of historic buildings. It also has significance for indigenous cultural heritage.