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Annual Report 2006-2007 Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts



Annual Report 2006-2007 Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts

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GBD: Teririitoiry W MIMe Pairlks Territory Wildlife Parks is a Government Business Division responsible for managing the Territory Wildlife Park at Berry Springs and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Both Parks showcase the Territorys unique flora and fauna in a natural environment that is both inviting and interesting for visitors. These two Parks are key tourism attractions in their regions and act as a catalyst for visitors to extend their stay in the regions, with subsequent benefits for the tourism industry as a whole. There are two Business Lines within this Government Business Division: Alice Springs Desert Park Territory Wildlife Park Business Line: ^Diice Spxroimgs Oesetrft Pair Ik The Alice Springs Desert Park showcases to visitors Central Australias unique fauna and flora in a series of natural habitats that are inviting and interesting for the visiting public. The Park is a key tourism attraction, providing economic outcomes for the region and the Territory by attracting more visitors and encouraging them to stay longer. It contributes to conservation outcomes by breeding threatened species, delivers environmental education through interpretation and public and schools education. It also delivers social outcomes through Indigenous employment and improving cross cultural understanding. Performance Measures Business Line: Alice Springs Desert Park 05-06 Actual 0& SF 06-07 Actual S s tim a ll Quantity Visitors 90 040 87 000. 91 0 4 2 1,1 91 000. 3 ' ;*. 17 t r Key new visitor experiences 2 4 (2)i **' V 3 i : v ;:.3 - ] Quality Visitor satisfaction 96% 95.% 97% 95% i -V ' Timeliness Daily guide presentations commenced on time 97% ' 90% '' 97% , 90% 7 .! Notes 1. Increased visitation due to target marketing, special events, new products and the increase in functions at the Park. 2. Created new visitor experiences including: AAT Kings and GRUS Travel full park cultural tours; Great Southern Rail natural history tours; DesArt in the Park Indigenous night markets; and Tjanpi Basket Weaving. : n o r t b e r n t e r r i t o r y g o v e r n M-e-NT, E ig p ja ia o B ii-jiia 'ir p m a a n , is ii@ Q !) @ n B s a ^ m a o c a iB B g i'i f a m v ia @ a b ? - a n n u a l r e p o r t a s @ 8 @ y

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