Royal National Park is Australia's oldest national park and is an area of national significance. However, its biodiversity is under continuing pressure from human activities inside the park and from surrounding areas. The survey project: gives ownership and feedback to everyone who has an interest in, or an impact on, Royal National Park and the wider Hacking River catchment gives some direction or focus to the work of a diverse array of groups already involved in plant and animal studies, and builds on past and current surveys will ensure high quality, widely understood and accepted information is used in environmental planning and management decisions helps all interested parties learn how best to work together, by promoting collaboration between many government agencies and community groups.