Conserving our Wheatbelt’s natural heritage
Areas of outstanding natural and cultural value in Western Australia’s vast wheatbelt region include Dryandra Woodland, the Wongan Hills Complex, reserves containing eucalyptus woodlands, spectacular granite outcrops and significant Aboriginal sites.
A 10-year management plan for the Wheatbelt’s parks and reserves has been released recently by the WA Government.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions prepared the final plan on behalf of the Conservation and Parks Commission, in accordance with the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984.
The plan covers specific parks and reserves located across 48 local government authorities totalling more than 1,118,168 hectares, from Dalwallinu in the north to Cranbrook in the south, and from Victoria Plains in the west to Yilgarn and the State Barrier Fence in the east.
It protects a high number of species of conservation significance as well as Lake Bryde and Toolibin Lake threatened ecological communities, the latter of which is also a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
A copy of the plan is available here.