National Park Proposal
Proposal for Helena and Aurora Range, Bungalbin to be gazetted as a Class A National Park
On the 15 October 2013 a proposal for Helena and Aurora
Range, Bungalbin to be gazetted as a Class A National Park
The document was prepared by The Wilderness Society (TWS), Helena and Aurora Range Advocates (HARA) and the Wildflower Society of Western Australia (WSWA).
The proposed boundary for the Helena and Aurora Range, Bungalbin National Park is shown in the map below. It differs from the Helena and Aurora Range Conservation Park (vested in 2005) in that it includes all of the low ranges heading out to the north west from the main range (therefore including Jackson 4, J4 deposit) as well as Aurora mining tenement to the south and that it does not include part of the Die Hardy Range. The proposed National Park boundary is open for further review based on conservation and Indigenous Heritage values.
The proposal includes details on the Class A National Park proposal, presents the heritage values of Helena and Aurora Range, Bungalbin (as far as is known to date) as well as a summary of the history of efforts to conserve and protect the range (until 2010), that began when its high conservation values became known in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Plus there are plenty of great photos.
A copy of the proposal document can be obtained by clicking on the image of the report cover page - to the right.