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Australia’s backyard gets a $61 million makeover

Ben Fordham
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A $61.7 million environment and heritage package will be announced in next week’s Federal Budget.

Almost half of the money will be spent on upgrading facilities at national parks and world heritage sites, including improvements to walking tracks and visitor centres in the Gondwana Rainforests in New South Wales.

Environment Minister Sussan Ley told Ben Fordham it will help showcase the beauty of Australia.

“This is about visitors coming and seeing what we have to offer, not just the reef, the rocks, the Harbour Bridge – important though they are – but regional Australia.”

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