Help shape the Waste Point master plan

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is inviting people to have their say on the preliminary Master Plan for Waste Point to improve visitor enjoyment of this little-known precinct on the shores of Lake Jindabyne.

Boat ramp area (Tract 2016)

NPWS Director Mick Pettitt said the purpose of the preliminary Master Plan is to enable opportunities to take Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park from an operational facility to a nature-based recreation precinct.

"We are exploring ways to revitalize this area, respect its history and encourage summer visitation to the Snowy Region," said Mr Pettitt.

"There are currently 16 cottages scattered across the site that were once used as staff accommodation, including a small research accommodation building and the historic Creel Lodge.

"There is a real opportunity to turn these cottages into sustainable nature-based accommodation that brings park visitors back into this precinct as a base for bushwalking and water-based activities," Mr Pettitt said.

The preliminary Master Plan outlines two accommodation-style options for the future of the site and NPWS welcomes comments from the community on both options.

The Plan also includes ideas on how to upgrade the day use area and boat ramp and ways to establish a network of walking trails, improve parking, toilet and picnic facilities.

The Plan represents NPWS' vision for the future of Waste Point.

"We invite anyone with an interest in the site to look at the preliminary Plan and provide feedback on the best way to utilise Waste Point as an ecologically sustainable and attractive recreation destination," said Mr Pettitt.

The preliminary Master Plan will be on public exhibition from Tuesday 18 July 2017 - Tuesday 29 August 2017.

NPWS will host an 'open-house' information session (Jindabyne Visitors Centre, Friday 11 August, 10am - 2pm) where people can drop in, view the plan, ask questions and provide feedback.

Copies of the Plan can be found at:

  • NPWS Jindabyne Office, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne.
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council Offices in Jindabyne and Cooma.
  • NPWS Tumut Office, the Old Butter Factory, 7a Adelong Road, Tumut.
  • NPWS Khancoban Office, Cnr Alpine Way and Scammel Street, Khancoban.
  • NPWS Queanbeyan Office, 11 Farrer Place, Queanbeyan.
  • Office of Environment and Heritage, Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney.

To have your say, visit Have your say on NSW environment and heritage