The NSW Minister for the Environment, Matt Kean, has announced the NSW Government’s purchase of Radiata Plateau for incorporation into the national park system.
We are absolutely delighted by this news and would like to congratulate Minister Kean on his decision to purchase the Plateau for inclusion in the national park system, thus safeguarding its future.
This landmark decision is a major win for the environment, and for the Blue Mountains community.
It has been the strong community and environmental support that has maintained the pressure on the Minister and we would like to thank everyone who participated in Leave Radiata Plateau Wild: writing letters, attending rallies, participating in videos, hanging banners and placards, and so much more, to advocate for the protection of this unique area. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
Radiata Plateau, accessed via Pulpit Hill Road Katoomba, is home to rare and threatened species, is culturally significant to the Aboriginal community and is a magnet for bushwalkers, birdwatchers, and rock climbers. It is the last remaining undeveloped peninsula-plateau in the upper Blue Mountains.
The local community have campaigned for thirty years to have the Plateau’s important biodiversity and heritage values conserved as well as maintaining public access.