Flinders Ranges National Park

24 Sep 2013 archivespeech

This speech is in relation to Flinders Ranges National Park.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) (15:58): I move:

That this council requests His Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 27(3)(b) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 to exclude sections 52 and 53 in deposited plan 90825, out of hundreds (Parachilna), from the Flinders Ranges National Park.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (16:01): This is one of two motions which proposes to add bits and exclude bits from existing national parks. Flinders Ranges National Park obviously is an iconic national park in South Australia and is world renowned. I support the comments of the minister in relation to the purpose for which these alterations are being made; in doing so, I would like to thank the member for Stuart, Mr Dan van Holst Pellekaan, for his advice that he is also satisfied. I understand that he has spoken to the lessees and that they, too, are supportive of this move.

Motion carried.