New management for Keppel parks under legislation changes
FIFTEEN of the most beautiful and unique national parks in the Keppel electorate will be better preserved and managed under new legislation that protects these natural assets for future generations.
The Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the Palaszczuk Government is putting the focus back on the conservation of nature, when it comes to the state's national parks.
Mrs Lauga said the government made a commitment to ensure protected areas are managed to preserve and protect natural conditions, cultural resources and values to the greatest possible extent.
"I am pleased to advise the local community the proposed changes through the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 are a critical first step towards delivering on our commitment," Mrs Lauga said.
Some of the parks and forests include Byfield National and Regional Park and Byfield State Forest.