You'll find a lot more information about this park in its management plans. In particular, plans of management contain a large amount of information on the natural environments, Aboriginal heritage, history, and recreational opportunities in a particular park. Fire management strategies outline when and how hazard reduction will be carried out in key areas of the park.
Many types of management plans go through a formal draft stage where they are open for public comment. The plans are only finalised and put into effect after all public submissions have been considered.
Documents to download
Smoky Cape Lighthouse – Heritage Planning Project
A conservation management plan will be prepared which sets policy direction for the future management of the Lighthouse station as well as to guide to day-to-day management programs. A conservation management manual will be prepared that details specific information to protect, preserve and maintain the historic heritage of the site.
Northern NSW Lighthouse Oral History Project
The project aims to enhance the understanding of the social history of the Lighthouses, by filling information gaps relating to the daily life of families living at the lighthouses. Of particular interest are the experiences of the wives and children of the Lighthouse Keepers. Undertaking an Oral History project is a means of recording the individual experiences of the Lighthouse Keepers and their families as well as documenting the social history of the sites.
Lighthouses covered in this project include Port Stephens, Sugarloaf Point, Smoky Cape, South Solitary Island and Cape Byron.
South West Rocks Dune Care
For over 10 years this volunteer bush regeneration organisation has removed weeds and restored the bushland from Smoky Cape to Trail Bay. The group have secured many funding grants, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service is grateful for their commitment to Hat Head NP and surrounding environs.
Contact: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol), Phone: 02 6566 6168