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Funds boost for Ningaloo Reef

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Ningaloo Reef has received a $700,000 Federal Government boost to help with management of the World Heritage-listed site.

Assistant Environment Minister Melissa Price said Shark Bay and Purnululu National Park had both received similar grants.

“These are some of the most beautiful places on earth and together we can look after the plants and animals that call these places home,” she said.

“From our stunning whale sharks, whales and dolphins off Ningaloo to the East Kimberley’s Bungle Bungles - our famous beehive-striped maze of orange and black sandstone domes - just waiting to be explored via Halls Creek and Kununurra.

“And World Heritage listing is more than just a ‘listing’ – it’s a global brand that helps us to drive tourism in our state.”

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Ms Price said tourism delivered about $5.5 billion a year to the economy.

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