Sydney's World Heritage Matters

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Sydney's World Heritage Matters

<p>Sydney is one of the few cities in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage area – the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Learn about the history of this global achievement, its

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Sydney is one of the few cities in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage area – the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Learn about the history of this global achievement, its unfinished business and what current challenges it faces. Learn how the Blue Mountains was world heritage listed has inspired others to call for world heritage listing of their national park, including Royal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Learn why World Heritage listing matters, its rewards and challenges.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Geoff Mosley, The First National Park, A Natural for World Heritage, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, 2012.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Background to what world heritage is, its values, and threats.
  • History of the campaign to world heritage list the Greater Blue Mountains National Parks that was achieved in 2000.
  • How world heritage wilderness areas contributes to a city’s air and water quality and biodiversity
  • Current challenges and threats to Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, including Badgery Creek’s Airport, raising the Warragamba Dam Wall, tourist overdevelopment.
  • Campaigns to World Heritage list other areas of Sydney including Royal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe what world heritage listing is.
  2. Describe some of the threats to world heritage listing of the Greater Blue Mountains National Park.
  3. Recognise current campaigns to world heritage list other national parks of Sydney, including Royal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.