Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Barrenjoey Headland Conservation Management Plan

Barrenjoey Lighthouse became part of the NPWS collection of historic lighthouses when it was added to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in May 2002. The lighthouse was established in 1881 and is an important component of the string of lighthouses built in the nineteenth century to light the NSW coastline.

The lighthouse stands on the headland above Palm Beach in the north of Sydney. The Barrenjoey Lighthouse and its setting are of State heritage significance. The site retains evidence of cultural values, both Aboriginal and European, which are legible in the landscape and demonstrate the changing uses of the site, against a constant of natural values.

A conservation management plan (130564BarrCMPFin.pdf, 6.3MB) (CMP) for Barrenjoey Lighthouse has been endorsed under delegation from the Heritage Office. This CMP supplements the conservation management and cultural tourism plan for NPWS lighthouses, prepared in 1999. The CMP guides the management of this historic site by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Office of the Environment and Heritage, to allow for recreation and tourism whilst maintaining the heritage significance of the historic site. The CMP provides policies to achieve these aims.

A Conservation Manual (130565BarrConsMan.pdf, 1.5MB) has also been prepared to accompany the CMP. The Conservation Manual identifies catch-up maintenance works, refurbishment work and a cyclic maintenance schedule to guide the NPWS in their management of the buildings of Barrenjoey Headland.

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Page last updated: 09 February 2015