Working in partnership
Realising Nilpena’s future is a collaborative effort between government and the Adnyamathanha people, landowners and community, researchers, educators and tourism operators.
Primarily, the creation of Nilpena Ediacara National Park, including development of the visitor precinct and establishing ongoing management, is being delivered through South Australian Government funding and Commonwealth Government grants in partnership with the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation. The Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation was established in 2018 with the single purpose to protect the world’s greatest fossil record of first animal life. The Foundation aims to support research and education, generate economic outcomes through tourism and to make the fossils accessible for all.
Further valued partners include WYSS Foundation Campaign for Nature through the Nature Conservancy, Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, former Nilpena station owner Ross Fargher and University of California, Riverside.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Minister for Environment and Water and the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation to guide philanthropic investment at Nilpena.