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CCWA welcomes land for Murujuga National Park, but say more must be done to prevent damage to World Heritage-nominated area

The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA), the state’s peak environmental conservation body, today welcome the news that the State Government will transfer 250 hectares of land to the Murujuga National Park. 

The land in the Withnell Bay area was originally set aside for heavy industrial use as part of the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area, but will now be transferred to the Murujuga National Park, expanding the park by 254 hectares.  

Dr Richard Yin, CCWA President said “We welcome the news that the Government are transferring land to the Murujuga National Park. Preserving 250 hectares from its previous intended use as part of an industrial area is a step in the right direction towards conserving the parts of the Murujuga peninsula not yet consumed by industry. 

“In an area that is being nominated for World Heritage listing, protection of Murujuga’s natural assets is essential. The culturally-significant petroglyphs of the area document avian, marine and land animals that have lived in the area for thousands of years, but this same fauna is under threat due to continued expansion of industry, and the associated environmental impacts.  

“Murujuga has sadly become home to a raft of interconnected, highly polluting industrial projects which are having a severe and irreversible impact on the area’s landscape, not to mention our climate. Projects such as the Perdaman development and Woodside mega-gas expansions must be stopped if we are to protect the area from potential loss of species and ensure a safe climate for all Western Australians.” 




MEDIA INFORMATION: The Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) is the state’s foremost nonprofit, non-government conservation organisation representing nearly 100 environmental organisations across Western Australia. For more information, visit:

CONTACT: For any enquiries relating to this release, please call 0412 272 570

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