Category Archives: Media Release

Climate change the key focus for Australian Alps conference

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 26 July 2016

Parks representatives from across Australia will meet in Canberra today and tomorrow to discuss how to deal with the impacts of climate change on the Australian Alps, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, announced today.

“The Australian Alps are of critical importance, covering over 1.6 million hectares of public land across eleven national parks and nature reserves in the ACT, NSW and Victoria,” Minister Gentleman said.

“The Australian Alps national parks are an important region of the country, containing Australia’s highest mainland peaks as well as a range of unique flora, fauna and alpine and sub-alpine habitats. The Australian Alps are also the headwater for major river systems, supplying snowmelt waters vital for the environment and our communities.” Minister Gentleman said.

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CVA and PV put call out for voluntourists

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 17 December 2013

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Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and Parks Victoria are, for a second year, partnering to repair and restore remote sections of the 650km Australian Alps Walking Track in the Alpine National Park.

Known as the toughest long distance walk in Australia, the track traverses the Australian Alps, which is an iconic conservation and tourism destination.

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Alpine National Park Bioscan complete

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 17 December 2013

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Photo: Museum Victoria/Parks VictoriaParks Victoria, Museum Victoria and 4WD Victoria have completed one of the most comprehensive wildlife, geology and palaeontology surveys ever conducted in the Eastern area of the Alpine National Park.

Over two weeks, the 100+ member team of researchers, park rangers and 4WD Victoria volunteers descended on the Park, focusing on a wide range of habitats including sphagnum moss bogs and streams, alpine meadows and grasslands, snow gum forests, boulder fields, limestone caves, rivers and adjacent riparian zones, rocky knolls and mixed eucalypt woodlands.

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Victorians invited to help shape the future of our parks

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 3 December 2013

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Photo: Charlie BrownDo you enjoy getting out in nature and discovering all that Victoria’s beautiful parks have to offer? Now you have a chance to help shape their future.

Victorians are being invited to participate in the first state-wide online survey that has been developed to find out what people value most about these special places and how they benefit from them.

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Loo with a View officially opened at Macalister Springs

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 30 November 2013

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The ‘Loo with a view” located at Macalister Springs in the Alpine National Parks was officially opened today.

The ‘Loo with a view’ replaces the old amenity that had begun to deteriorate and required significant maintenance.   It is located next to the Vallejo Gantner Memorial Hut which is a popular spot for hikers located within the Alpine National Park.

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Australian Alps Traditional Owners met in Bright

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 23 April 2012

The Australian Alps have always been a place of great significance to Australia’s First People and on March 22 and 23 the Australian Alps Traditional Owners Reference Group met with national park managers in Bright.

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