The Nature Conservation Council of NSW today welcomed the transfer of land to the NSW community for the creation of a new coastal national park on 17.7 hectares of bushland at Malabar Headland in Sydney.
“The Federal government’s announcement of the land transfer for a new national park at Malabar Headland is testament to the Friends of Malabar Headland and local residents who worked tirelessly for the protection of this significant native bushland site,” Chief Executive Officer Pepe Clarke said.
“The transfer of nationally important bushland back to the NSW community will help protect endangered native plants, native animals, sites of Aboriginal significance and give immense enjoyment to locals and visitors alike.
“Later this year a further land parcel on the Headland will be transferred to NSW and 100 hectares of open space permanently preserved, conserving a total of 177 hectares of coastal open space.
“The new national park and conservation land are a further step towards realising the vision of an Eastern Suburbs coastal walk linking Watsons Bay, the Eastern beaches through Malabar Headland and on to La Perouse.
“We hope the all levels of government will continue to work together on building a comprehensive and representative network of protected areas for the conservation of special natural areas, prime habitat and low‐impact experiences such as walking, photography and kayaking,” Mr Clarke said.