The project is undertaking a study into how National Parks and other protected areas in the Western Division of NSW are valued by local communities and how these values may be better reflected within park management.
The research is interested in how local communities relate to National Parks, and the views of local people. What relationships do local people have with the country and the way it is changing?
The purpose of this research is to find how western NSW communities perceive national parks and reserves and how these places can play a greater role in contributing to the quality of life of such communities.
The University of Western Sydney is asking members of community groups, associations and committees to take part in the project by providing information about their relationship with national parks and reserves, and how these places play either a positive or negative role within your sense of quality of life.
If you can help in any way, would like more information or would like to provide feedback, please contact UWS Research student Matt WolnickiPhone: 0427 492 855