Remarkable Southern Flinders

  • YEAR: 2020
  • STATE: South Australia
  • FOCUS AREAS: Growing Parks/SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Developing a Southern Flinders National Park precinct will create a new nature-based tourism destination for South Australia. It will connect the natural landscapes of the region and draw people into local communities. The project offers a rare opportunity to link well established national parks and conservations parks with land recently acquired for conservation and reservoir area opened for public use, to create a vast, connected park of national significance.

FNPW support

This project is a partnership between FNPW, National Parks & Wildlife Service South Australia, the Nukunu Nation, Northern Areas Council, District Council of Mount Remarkable, Port Pirie Regional Council and Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid-North

Major sponsors: Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and the South Australian Government Parks 2025 Strategy.

Project overview

The “Remarkable Southern Flinders” project, is a concept put forward by community partners including the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, Northern Areas Council, District Council of Mount Remarkable, Port Pirie Regional Council and Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid-North to further advance and promote the Southern Flinders region as a connected national park precinct.

The South Australian Government has committed $5million to establish the Southern Flinders Ranges National Park as part of the Parks 2025 strategy.

Together the community partners were successful in securing an additional $5million from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund for the project.

The establishment of the park will closely involve the traditional owners of the land, the Nukunu Nation. The Nukunu will also be co-managers of the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, inside the greater Southern Flinders National park precinct. Local communities will have a key role in helping develop the park precinct.

Key projects within the Southern Flinders National Park Precinct will include:

  • upgrading visitor facilities
  • upgrading and expanding campgrounds to provide camping for a wider variety of camping experiences
  • developing an international mountain biking destination at Mt Remarkable
  • creating trails for hiking and cycling, including a new iconic trail, featuring multi-day hikes

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

This project is undertaken on the traditional lands of the Nukunu nation.

FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation the we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT

The project was commenced in 2020 and is due for completion in 2023

Further information about the project can be found on SA Department of Environment and Water Community Engagement Hub.

PROJECT PARTNERS

This project is a collaboration of community, councils, state and federal government.

This project is a partnership between FNPW, National Parks & Wildlife Service South Australia, the Nukunu Nation, Northern Areas Council, District Council of Mount Remarkable, Port Pirie Regional Council and Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid-North

 

 

Mount Remarkable National Park

Visit the Mount Remarkable National Park

Within an easy drive from Adelaide, the Mount Remarkable National Park is filled with hidden wonders of the Southern Flinders Ranges.