Media Release - Funding for Promotion of Tooloom and Koreelah National Parks

Tenterfield Shire Council has recently received Federal Government Grant Funding of $5,000 as part of the 2016-17 round of the $1.57 million Protecting National Historic Sites and Community Heritage and Icons Grants and was announced by Federal Member and Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP.

Council will use the funding to develop a fold-out brochure and map for Tooloom and Koreelah National Parks north of Tenterfield to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of these unique areas.

“This project aims to increase awareness of both Tooloom and Koreelah National Parks which are both part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and are World Heritage listed”, said Mayor Peter Petty.

“To have both of these Parks in the Tenterfield Shire is fantastic as the Parks are spectacular and offer visitors and locals a completely unique experience.  Council wants to get word out about what there is to see and do in these Parks as well as walking trails, lookouts and camping.  This opportunity may also draw attention to the nearby attractions and facilities in the surrounding villages of Urbenville, Legume and Liston”, Mayor Petty added.

Council staff will work in conjunction with NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service staff to produce the brochure which is expected to be available by June 2018.

Media Contact: Acting Chief Executive, Andre Kompler on 02 6736 6000.