Australian Alps

National Heritage Assessment
Australian Heritage Council, 2008
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons

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About this assessment

In 2005 the Australian Heritage Council (AHC) was asked by the then Minister to assess the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, being the area managed under a 1986 inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding overseen by the Australian Alps Liaison Committee. It was the largest geographic area assessed for the NHL to that time and covered over 1.6 million hectares of public land in eleven national parks and reserves in ACT, NSW and Victoria: Brindabella National Park, Bimberi Nature Reserve, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Scabby Range Nature Reserve, Alpine National Park, Kosciuszko National Park, Namadgi National Park, Snowy River National Park, Avon Wilderness, Mount Buffalo National Park, and Baw Baw National Park.

On 3 June 2006, the Australian Heritage Council completed its assessment of the Alps and found, taken as a whole, the place meets National Heritage criteria for its distinctive landforms, fossils, and unique plants and wildlife, its strong association with Australia's pioneering history, and the use of its snowfields for over 150 years as popular recreation areas.

In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database  or the National Heritage Listing for the Australian Alps .

The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.