THE NSW government will be seeking a World Heritage nomination for Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area.
The Nature Conservation Council chief executive officer Pepe Clarke said they warmly welcomed the announcement.
“Royal National Park is the oldest national park in Australia,” said Mr Clarke.
“It is a remarkable natural area, with great significance for the Australian conservation movement.
“The establishment of Royal National Park (in 1879) marked a key milestone in the history of nature conservation in Australia, and around the world.
“It is only fitting that this beautiful natural area, which is so rich in historical and cultural significance, be considered for World Heritage listing,” he said.
The NSW government’s proposal will need to be supported by the federal government before a formal nomination can be submitted to the World Heritage Commission, the international body responsible for inscribing properties on the World Heritage list.