National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons
About this assessment
The Australian Heritage Council found the Porongurup National Park is of outstanding national significance as one of the internationally significant hotspots for biodiversity, with exceptional richness and endemism of species. Among the plant species in the Park are heaths, peas, native myrtles, kangaroo paws, banksias, grevilleas, lilies, orchids and irises. The Park's granite outcrops provide damp refuges for Gondwanan relictual species, notably primitive trapdoor spiders thought to be a relict of Jurassic times when Australian and Africa were part of one supercontinent 140 million years ago.
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 Porongurup National Park.
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.