The National Trust has announced a new vision for wildlife and nature sanctuary in Bargo, New South Wales

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) has announced that the Australian Wildlife Foundation has been appointed to bring their vision and strategy to life by creating a refreshed conservation and education hub at 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo. It will be called the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Australian Wildlife Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, has been appointed following a rigorous and open expression of interest process conducted by the National Trust (NSW), which was completed in July 2019. The sanctuary will be managed and operated by the Australian Wildlife Foundation following their successful submission of a strategy and plan that demonstrated an impressive direction for the property in line with the vision of the property’s founders.

The vision from the Australian Wildlife Foundation conveys a rich connection to the natural, built and cultural heritage value of the site at Bargo, and the commitment of the organisation’s leadership team to bring value to the local community, visitors to New South Wales and a place for broader education and research on conservation.

The Australian Wildlife Foundation and the National Trust are looking forward to welcoming the local community and visitors from further afield, by providing a site that offers the opportunity for education, discovery and an appreciation of our unique natural heritage in Australia.

The renewed property and programs will protect the local environment, help local young people embrace conservation and bring tourism benefits to the community.