The Western Australian Government has released the draft management plan for the 3,000 hectare Tuart Forest National Park for a two-month public consultation period.


State Environment Minister Bill Marmion said the area was known for tuart woodlands, which are endemic to the swan Coast Plain area.


“The planning area contains the most southern occurrence of tuart and the biggest area of remnant tuart in a formal conservation reserve,” he said.

“It provides important habitat for a range of endangered species, including western ringtail possum, Carnaby’s cockatoo and southern brush-tailed phascogale.

“It also contains 142ha of high conservation value wetlands, including part of the Ramsar-listed Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands and Aboriginal sites of archaeological, cultural and spiritual significance.


The area is also home to remants of the early timber industry, including former forestry houses, lime kilns, timber mills and railways.


The plan was prepared by the State Department of Environment and Conservation in consultation with the Tuart Forest National Park Community Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Conservation Commission


The management draft plan can be found here