The government has unveiled their plans to turn a 500-hectare area of Shanes Park into a wildlife refuge.
The new national park will reintroduce 30 locally extinct and endangered native species including bettongs, quolls, bandicoots, koalas, frogs and emus.
While the site will be free from feral predators, the government hopes it will bring tourists and visitors to the area. Unfortunately, up to 20 hectares of land will remain unprotected to make way for potential future motorway projects and roadwork.
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