According to Cultural Funding by Government, 2006-07 (cat. no. 4183.0), state and territory governments contributed $1,228.3m to environmental heritage, and the Australian Government contributed $82.0m in 2006-07. The vast majority of funding ($1,161.5m or 89% of the total) was for Nature parks and reserves.
While some funding occurs at the local government level, details are not available for environmental heritage for 2006-07.
9.7 CULTURAL FUNDING BY GOVERNMENT, Environmental heritage - 2006-07
State and territory government
|Nature parks and reserves |
|Zoological parks and aquaria |
|Botanic gardens |
|- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells) |
|Source: ABS, Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 4183.0). |
The 1999-2000 survey of Botanic Gardens found that there were 72 employing organisations operating botanic gardens at the end of June 2000. These organisations had a total income of $91.8m, four-fifths of which was provided by the government ($73.4m). The majority of their expenses were for the wages and salaries of staff ($44.0m).