Conservation, Parks, Protected Areas & Resource Management





TRC's original specialty was in sustainable management of the interface between conservation and development.  This remains the mainstay of much of our work.  We are passionate about the protection of the world’s natural and cultural heritage; planning for quality, sustainable visitor experiences in these special places; and assisting communities to benefit from protected areas.

TRC has a long history of working alongside park managers and community stakeholders to provide effective, best practice planning, management, recreation and business solutions.  We offer innovative approaches backed up with solid research to address community concerns and aspirations.  Our plans aim to encourage community stewardship of parks and contain mechanisms for community and public/private partnerships to assist management, conservation, resourcing and delivery of quality visitor experiences.  Mechanisms of best practice adaptive management through monitoring and performance indicators.

We have planned for management and tourism in protected and other natural and cultural heritage places throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.  Many of our tourism and trail plans are located in protected and other natural areas.  Our experience includes planning for parks and reserves in or near urban areas, popular national parks, remote areas, joint management parks, large natural/cultural landscapes of multiple parks and World Heritage Areas.

We regularly work with developers, government agencies (councils, departments, land managers, international donors), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other groups to help them make decisions involving the use of natural and cultural resources.  In addition, we assist agencies and park managers make decisions on, develop public-private sector partnerships and manage investment (such as accommodation, commercial products and concessions) that is compatible with a protected area, enhances public enjoyment and contributes to park revenue and opportunities for local communities.

Our services include:

  • Park management plans
  • Visitor management and recreation planning
  • Master plans and site planning
  • State-wide park visitor strategies
  • Planning for World Heritage Areas
  • Urban open space planning
  • Visitor monitoring
  • Commercial business assessment
  • Staff training
  • Organizational change and operational reviews
  • Preparation and delivery of expert evidence for planning hearings
  • Planning investigations
  • Technical audits of third-party reports
  • Evaluation of conservation projects
  • Stakeholder and community engagement

 

Case Studies
Indigenous tourism planning and support

  • West Belconnen Conservation Re...

    Planning for a best practice cross-border reserve with significant environmental values adjacent to a proposed cross-bor...


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  • Hin Nam No National Park Touri...

    With growing interest in Hin Nam No as a tourism destination and recognition of the opportunities it offers for local vi...


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  • Wyndham Open Space Strategy...

    A comprehensive plan to guide local government in providing open space for recreation, conservation, amenity and trails ...


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  • Tidbinbilla Visitor Experience...

    A strategy to revitalise visitor experiences (taking account of contemporary trends) in a significant protected area nea...


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  • Northern Territory Parks Touri...

    A comprehensive plan to guide improved visitor products, services, infrastructure, partnerships and resources for over 4...


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  • Feasibility of Concessions for...

    A strategy and business case to assist Mongolia’s park managers to implement efficient and practical management of comme...


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  • Master Visitor Plan for the Wa...

    Plan for development, management and interpretation of heritage and nature based tourism on a remote island group off th...


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  • Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainfo...

    A major project for management and tourism in the Belum-Temengor National Park (one of the world’s oldest rainforests an...


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Who We Are:

TRC is a leading international tourism, recreation and conservation consulting business. For over 25 years, we have engaged with businesses, governments and communities to enhance people's lives and the places they live through sustainable tourism, recreation and conservation development.

Contact Us

Australia +61 2 64562722

New Zealand +64 4 4723114

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www.trctourism.com