National Park Recovery Program National Park Recovery Program - $3.5 million


The National Park Recovery Program will help Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science (DES) manage impacts and threats to iconic national parks and World Heritage areas in the state’s north-west.

The program will help build resilience and sustainability for the region so future disaster impacts are reduced, and in doing so will strengthen the key sectors like tourism that these communities rely on.

DES will rehabilitate, repair and increase the resilience of flood damaged walking trails and infrastructure within the Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park and Wiliyan-ngurru National Park, and help maintain the inherent ecological processes and historical and cultural values of these areas.

Program objectives

•    Restore park assets such as huts, tracks and campaign areas to allow re-opening for tourism
•    Directly and indirectly support employment and economic recovery by mitigating risk of future flowing impacts 
•    Protect and manage park values so current and future generations can enjoy and learn

Funding acknowledgement

This program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to support Queensland communities in their recovery from Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding, 20 December 2022 - 30 April 2023.

Administering agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)

Delivery agency

Department of Environment and Science (DES)