The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority will become part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions from 1 July 2017.

This new department will bring together the functions and staff of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Rottnest Island Authority and the Zoological Parks Authority.

It will be led by Interim Director General Mark Webb PSM and have a strong emphasis on improving Western Australia’s natural attractions as key tourism assets, and creating opportunities for private sector investment and partnerships while conserving environmental values. Another benefit is that it will consolidate conservation science under one department to build and share knowledge of the State’s biodiversity.

This will be a staged and smooth transition, with no disruption to day-to-day operations and services for visitors at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Bold Park, Perth Zoo, Rottnest Island or at any of the State’s many national and marine parks. It also provides an opportunity for greater behind-the-scenes collaboration among like-minded people to keep enhancing these natural attractions that are enjoyed by millions of visitors each year.

The public sector renewal process announced by the Premier Hon Mark McGowan MLA represents a very significant structural change across government, and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority will continue to keep our stakeholders informed as we implement the new department.

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