Consultation open for new Territory Wildlife Park strategic plan

NT Government

It’s time for Territorians to have their say on the future direction of the Territory Wildlife Park and help make the popular attraction even better.

As part of the Territory Labor Government’s $40 billion economy, a Consultation Paper has been released today which outlines the Park’s vision and values and is designed to promote new ideas towards creating future opportunities for the Park.

The Territory Labor Government has set in motion community consultation for Territorians to have their say and participate in the development of the Territory Wildlife Park Strategic Plan 2024-2029.

The consultation paper invites locals, stakeholders and park users for their thoughts on a range of themes including enhancing visitor enjoyment and community engagement, expanding conservation, education and research efforts, and growing and strengthening business opportunities.

The insights and ideas provided in response to the Consultation Paper will help draft a Strategic Plan that aligns with people’s expectations, while ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the Territory Wildlife Park.

The Consultation Paper is open until Tuesday 30 April 2024, and a draft Strategic Plan will be released following the results.

There will be an opportunity to comment again on the draft Strategic Plan later in 2024.

Once finalised, the Strategic Plan will provide a clear vision for the future direction of the Park over the next five years.

It will map out ways to attract tourism, enhance visitor enjoyment, contribute to conservation and education, promote the health and wellbeing of Territorians, and develop strategic partnerships to ensure relevance and viability of the Park on the Territory, national, and international stage.

To access the Consultation Paper, please visit:

Quotes attributable to Minister for Parks and Rangers Selena Uibo:

“We know the community has a strong and deep connection with the Territory Wildlife Park, and that is why we are seeking feedback with the strategic direction for the next five-year plan for the Park.

“I encourage everyone who loves and cares for the Territory Wildlife Park to have their say in all aspects of the plan.

“Our Territory Labor Government wants to ensure this is a plan by Territorians for Territorians.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Daly Dheran Young:

“As a local Member for Daly, I know how special the Territory Wildlife Park is for locals and interstate visitors, so I am excited to start this process.

“I encourage Territorians to engage with the consultations and provide feedback across the five themes to see the Territory Wildlife Park continue and improve for the years to come.

“This plan will be see the Park grow in business and environmental sustainability, for educational, tourism, research and conservation.”

Northern Territory Government

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