Nature conservation

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Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Valley Regional Park draft plan of management

Public exhibition for this document was from 27 March 2015 to 6 July 2015. Public consultation for this document has ended.

Questions and Answers

What is a plan of management?

Every national park and reserve established under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 is required to have a plan of management. The plan provides guidance on key conservation and other values of the park, and provides directions for future management. The plan of management is a legal document and all operations and activities in the park must be in accordance with the plan.

Why is a plan being prepared now?

A new plan of management is being prepared following the reclassification of most of Berowra Valley Regional Park to Berowra Valley National Park, in recognition of the park’s high conservation value.

This will be the second plan of management for the area covered by these two parks. The first plan, adopted in 2005, covered the then Berowra Valley Regional Park and continued to apply to the area reclassified as national park in late 2012.

What has been updated?

The new draft plan has been updated to reflect the reclassification of most of the park as national park. Under national park status, conservation measures are a strong point of focus. National park status also allows for sustainable visitor use, subject to strict controls. Nine hectares of the original Berowra Valley Regional Park have been retained in order to accommodate local dog walkers on existing management trails.

When will the plan of management be finalised?

Now the public exhibition period has closed, NPWS will comprehensively review all submissions, prepare a submissions report and make any necessary changes to the draft plan. Input will be sought from the Metro North East Regional Advisory Committee and the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, as required by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Once their input has been considered and any further changes made to the plan, we provide the plan to the Minister for the Environment. The plan of management is finalised when the Minister formally adopts the plan under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document was from 27 March 2015 to 6 July 2015.

Public consultation for this document has ended.

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