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

The Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Valley Regional Park Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment.

The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for the community to have a say on future management directions for Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Valley Regional Park.

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.

What opportunities will the community have to comment?

The draft plan of management is on public exhibition until 6 July 2015 and anyone can make comment.

When will the plan of management be finalised?

At the conclusion of the public exhibition period in July 2015, all submissions will be comprehensively reviewed and input 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 this input has been received, a final plan will be considered for adoption by the Minister for the Environment.

How can I get more information about the draft plan?

For further information on the plan of management please contact the NPWS Valleys Area Office on (02) 8448 0440.

Where can I view a hard copy of the plan?

Hard copies are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • NPWS Valleys Area Office – Lane Cove National Park
  • Bobbin Inn Information Centre, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • OEH’s Customer Centre (Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney)
  • Hornsby Central Library
  • Epping Branch Library
  • Pennant Hills Branch Library
  • Berowra Branch Library
  • Galston Branch Library
  • Dural Branch Library

Public consultation

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

Public consultation for this document has ended.

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

Page last updated: 27 March 2015