Some 350 people from around the State, Country and as far as Papua New Guinea visited Government House, many for the first time, to attend FACET’s (Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco-Tourism) 2017 tourism conference, theme ‘Celebrating our Parks’, held from 9-11 October.

The program was a celebration of WA’s unique and extraordinary landscapes and showcased new initiatives and programs and explored opportunities for business, community and visitors to connect and engage with our parks.

Rottnest Foundation and our major partner BHP were invited to co-present at the Conference on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Jeff King Rottnest Foundation Chairman, Rosalie Small Rottnest Foundation Grants & Sponsorship Coordinator and David Bunting Manager Social Investment Minerals Australia BHP, created and delivered a joint presentation titled ‘Philosophy and Parks’. It focused on the partnership between our organisations and the outputs and outcomes delivered on-ground on Rottnest Island’s Wadjemup Bidi (walking trail) project from the support provided by BHP.

We would like to thank Dave Bunting from BHP for collaborating with us on this initiative.