Strategic directions 2014-17
Strategic Directions 2014-17

After 12 months of successful operations, the Department of Parks and Wildlife has released its revised Strategic Directions for the next three years, with specific goals for the next year, to be updated annually.

The overarching theme of the new Parks and Wildlife Strategic Directions is to focus our investment and resources on those programs that result in tangible improvements to on-ground management outcomes.


The natural assets of Western Australia are conserved and valued.


To ensure that the nature of Western Australia is protected and conserved, for its intrinsic values and to enrich people’s lives.


Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife has primary responsibility for managing the state’s national parks, marine parks, State forests and other reserves, for conserving and protecting native animals and plants, and for managing many aspects of the access to and use of the state’s wildlife and natural areas.

We are a regionally-focused agency and our success will be based on the relationships we continue to build with our neighbours, our visitors, our volunteers, our partners, the individuals and organisations who do business with us and the communities in which we work.


In all of our work we will be open, accountable, creative, responsive, innovative, outcome-focused, and collaborative, and we will always act with the highest integrity.


The revised Strategic Directions identified a plan to relocate Parks and Wildlife's headquarters to Bunbury. The move will initially see 100 staff from Parks and Wildlife located in the new development, with plans for the number of staff to increase to 300 within 10 years. This state-of-the-art visitor gateway for WA’s south-west will feature a wide range of facilities including a landscaped pedestrian avenue to link the Leschenault Inlet to Koombana Bay, a new lookout, walk trails, a playground and renewal of the mangrove boardwalks.

Other major Parks and Wildlife initiatives: