Have your say on Sturt National Park Plan of Management
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is calling for comment on the draft Plan of Management for Sturt National Park, which is now on exhibition until 17 July.
NPWS Area Manager John Holcombe said the draft plan outlines the parks’ values and proposed management.
“Plans of Management are legal documents that enable us to have a clear understating of what our asset is and how we will manage that into the future.
“The draft Plan of Management reflects the park as it is today and was put together with input from the Far West Regional Advisory Committee.
“Covering more than 325,000 hectares, Sturt National Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as the “gateway to the outback” in the remote ‘Corner Country’ of NSW, where the boundaries of Queensland and South Australia meet.
“The park contains striking desert landscapes and protects a wealth of Aboriginal cultural heritage.
“Important natural values include Lake Pinaroo, a listed Ramsar wetland of international significance, 52 threatened animal species and 16 threatened plant species. The park also contains historic heritage of state significance.
“A feature of the new plan is allowing for the implementation of a new program to reintroduce locally extinct mammals to the park in partnership with the University of NSW.
“This key project under the Saving Our Species program aims to re-establish viable populations of locally extinct mammal species, assist in securing several threatened species from extinction, and improve the overall ecosystem resilience of the park,” Mr Holcombe said.
The Sturt National Park draft Plan of Management can be viewed at:
- National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Tibooburra Office (Briscoe Street, Tibooburra)
- NPWS Broken Hill (183 Argent Street, Broken Hill)
- Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Customer Centre (Level 14, 59–61 Goulburn St, Sydney)
- OEH ‘Have your say’ website https://engage.environment.nsw.gov.au/consult.
Submissions on the plan must be received by 17 July 2017.