Future access and management of Ningaloo surveyed

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Phil Kendrick from Ningaloo Station.
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Managers of two stations on the Ningaloo Coast have released their own land management surveys to address what they claim are shortcomings in a State Government-backed survey into future access and management of the coastal strip.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is looking at options to improve facilities and access to the coastline bordering Ningaloo and Warroora Stations which is managed by the station owners themselves.

The plan would include DPaW taking over management of the coast and tourism infrastructure, which both stations are opposed to because it has been a supplementary form of income to them.

Phil Kendrick, partner of Ningaloo Station manager Jane Lefroy, told the Pilbara News the current, undeveloped nature of the coast was a unique tourism attraction which should not be changed and that the coast had been kept in pristine condition without having to spend any taxpayer money to date.

DPaW has argued their plan would improve tourism in the region and allow for better management plans to be put in place on the World Heritage-listed coast.

The new survey and DPaW survey are both available on the Save Ningaloo Station Facebook page.

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