The Economic Impact of Protected Areas on the Greater Shoalhaven Region: Final Report

The main focus of this study is the impact of protected areas on the local economy and community of the Greater Shoalhaven Region. This impact is assessed in terms of the contribution which park management and park visitor expenditure make to regional economic activity.

Date
1 November 2006
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation NSW
Type
Publication, Report
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • File PDF 423KB
  • Pages 70
  • Name economic-impact-protected-areas-greater-shoalhaven-region-final-report.pdf

Protected areas (PAs) in NSW provide a wide range of benefits to individuals, private firms, and the community in general, including benefits from the direct and flow-on effects of expenditure made by the park management agency and by park visitors in the region, benefits from the biophysical functions provided by ecosystems and processes protected within PAs, and benefits in terms of improved quality of life for members of communities. These benefits are described in this section (Section 1) of the report.