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helping john forrest national park thrive

Two girls playing in the nature playground at John Forrest National Park

Western Australia’s oldest national park recently welcomed exciting new attractions, with the launch of Chevron-funded infrastructure at John Forrest National Park.

Officially opened by WA Minister for Environment Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, the collaborative revitalisation effort by WA Parks Foundation, Chevron and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions features a nature playground, all access barbeque and interpretive signage revealing the story of the historic Swan View Tunnel.

“This park has been a favourite of Perth families and visitors for many years... but it’s clear there has been a real need for updated facilities in this much-loved space,” said Minister Dawson.

“I am very glad this has been recognised and acted on by the WA Parks Foundation, with generous funding from Chevron Australia.”

 WA Parks Foundation Directors Dr Richard Walley and Richard Simpson, Member for Kalamunda Matthew Hughes MLA, WA Minister for Environment Hon Stephen Dawson, DBCA A/Deputy Director General Peter Dans, Chevron Australia General Manager Corporate Affairs Kate Callaghan.

WA Parks Foundation Directors Dr Richard Walley and Richard Simpson, Member for Kalamunda Matthew Hughes MLA, WA Minister for Environment Hon Stephen Dawson, DBCA A/Deputy Director General Peter Dans and Chevron Australia General Manager Corporate Affairs Kate Callaghan in the nature playground.

Native flowers, Jane Brook and resident kangaroos make for an idyllic experience at the nature playground, which has already been enjoyed by a host of school holiday visitors and participants of Spring into Parks – a WA Parks Foundation initiative also made possible by Chevron.

Activating national parks and natural spaces across WA, Spring into Parks has brought together the community in a shared appreciation of the state’s unique biodiversity.

“We are very proud to take part in this kind of collaboration and create opportunities for all community members to enjoy the many benefits of connecting to WA’s unique environment,” said Chevron Australia General Manager Corporate Affairs Kate Callaghan.

Chevron Australia is proudly partnering with WA Parks Foundation to enable projects which celebrate, promote, protect and enrich Western Australian parks.

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