Taronga Director and CEO, Cameron Kerr, said: “Taronga welcomes the opportunity for the community to have additional options to encounter wildlife and engage with efforts to ensure a sustainable future for people and wildlife.
Residents in the Blacktown area will now have more choice, with Sydney’s integrated public transport system also making it easy to visit Taronga.
As Taronga enters its next decade of development, our focus will continue to be on the work established over nearly a century, expanding our investment in world leading exhibits, scientific research, community education and in situ conservation. Taronga was advised of the plans for the proposed zoo development.
Zoos are an important bridge to the natural world for people that are increasingly separated from the environment and animals.