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Statement of Management Intent Pilliga Outwash Parks Draft

The Pilliga Outwash Parks Draft Statement of Management Intent for the Pilliga Outwash parks, including Pilliga National Park, Pilliga State Conservation Area, Pilliga West National Park, Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Merriwindi State Conservation Area, is now available for review and comment.

Public consultation of the draft statement of management of intent provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of Pilliga Outwash parks. Submissions close 7 August 2017.

Questions and answers

What is a statement of management intent?

After a park's reservation and before the release of its plan of management, a statement of management intent is prepared outlining the management principles and priorities for the park's management. This statement briefly documents the cultural heritage, geology, native animals and plants found within the park, as well as describing threats, including fire, pests and climate change.

The statement of management intent is not a statutory document and a plan of management will still need to be prepared. Publication of a draft or final plan will replace the statement of management intent for the Pilliga Outwash parks.

What opportunities will the community have to comment?

The draft statement of management intent is on public exhibition until 7 August 2017 and anyone can review the statement and provide comments.

Media release: Plan for Pilliga Reserves open for public comment

When will the statement of management intent be finalised?

At the end of the public consultation period in August 2017, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will comprehensively review all submissions and make any necessary changes to the draft statement of management intent.

How can I get more information about the statement of management intent?

For further information on the statement of management intent please contact the NPWS Park Management Planning Team on 0427 864 889.

Where can I see a printed copy of the draft statement of management intent?

Hard copies are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • NPWS Baradine Office, 50-58 Wellington Street, Baradine, NSW 2396
  • Coonamble Shire Council, 80 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble, NSW 2829
  • Walgett Shire Council, 77 Fox Street, Walgett, NSW 2832
  • Baradine Library, 13 -15 Wellington Street, Baradine, NSW 2396
  • Narrabri Visitor information Centre, 103 Newell Highway, Narrabri NSW 2390
  • Coonabarabran Library, John Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
  • Office of Environment and Heritage Customer Centre, Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney

How can I comment on the statement of management intent?

Public consultation for the draft statement of management intent is from 7 July 2017 to 7 August 2017. You are invited to comment on the statement of management intent by sending a written submission during this time.

Your comments on the draft statement of management intent may include personal information. OEH complies with the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 which regulates the collection, storage, access, amendment, use and disclosure of personal information. See the OEH privacy webpage for more details. Information that in some way identifies you may be gathered when you use our website or send us correspondence.

Your submission, in whole or part or as part of a summary, may be made publicly available on our website. If you do not want your submission made public in this way, please indicate this on your submission. If an application to access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requests access to your submission, your views about release will be sought if you have indicated that you object to your submission being made public.

While all submissions count, they are most effective when we understand your ideas and the outcomes you want for park management. Some suggestions to help you write your submission are:

  • write clearly and be specific about the issues that are of concern to you
  • note which part or section of the statement of management intent your comments relate to
  • give reasoning in support of your points - this helps avoid misinterpretation and makes it easier for us consider your ideas
  • if you agree or support a particular part or idea in the statement of management intent, please tell us
  • if you disagree, please tell us specifically what you disagree with and why you disagree
  • it is very helpful to suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue if you can.

You can provide your written submission in either of the following ways:

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Make a submission online using the form below

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By email
Email your submission to: npws.parkplanning@environment.nsw.gov.au

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By mail
Post your written submission to:
NPWS Planner Pilliga Outwash Parks
PO BOX 1049
Griffith NSW 2680

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document is from 7 July 2017 to 7 August 2017.

During this period, members of the public are invited to comment on the document, by sending a submission.

The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.
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Page last updated: 18 July 2017