Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - draft landscape plan for Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse stands on Barrenjoey Headland, at the most northerly edge of Sydney's northern beaches. It looks across the Pacific Ocean and the curling ridges of Broken Bay.

A heritage landscape plan has been prepared for the lighthouse and its surrounding buildings by landscape architecture consultants Phillips Marler. It sets out a long-term plan for conserving the natural and cultural landscape of the headland around the light station, while catering to the needs of the headland's visitors.

Among other things, the plan proposes:

  • changes to the boundary between natural and cultural vegetation zones, to help the NPWS to explain the place better to visitors and to better protect it from bushfires
  • installation of a number of paths and viewing points, and repair or replacement of other existing paths
  • active management of the gardens planted by lighthouse keepers' families, to help visitors get a better sense of the lives of people who lived in this remote spot.

You can download the plan below, as part of a Review of Environmental Factors for the works proposed on Barrenjoey Headland.

Comment on this plan

This plan of management is on public exhibition from 30 January 2004 to 26 February 2004. During this period, you can comment on the plan by sending us a submission.

During this period, you can comment on the plan by sending us a submission. You can do this in one of the following ways:

1. Fill in an online submission form

2. Write a letter to the following address: Area Manager, Northern Beaches Area, NPWS, PO Box 134, Forestville NSW 2087.

All submissions must be received by 26 February 2004.

Please note, that for the purposes of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, any submissions on this plan, including your personal details, will be a matter of public record and will be stored in the NPWS records system.

If you don't want to have your personal details disclosed to members of the public once the plan has been adopted, you can prevent this. Just indicate in your submission that you wish your personal details to remain confidential to the NPWS and not available for public access.

More information about privacy


Documents to download

The review of environmental factors for the Barrenjoey Headland landscape plan is available in two versions.

If you have a broadband internet connection, you may wish to download the complete 2.2MB file:


If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can download sections of the document below:

The format and structure of this publication may have been adapted for web delivery.

Page last updated: 21 January 2015