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Horton Falls National Park Community Conservation Area Zone 1 Draft Plan of Management

The Horton Falls National Park Community Conservation Area Zone 1 Draft Plan of Management (PDF 982KB) is now available for review and comment.

Public exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of Horton Falls National Park Community Conservation Area Zone 1.

What is a plan of management?

Parks and reserves managed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 need to have a plan of management. The plan includes information on important park values and provides directions for future management. The plan of management is a legal document, and after the plan is adopted, all operations and activities in the park must be in line with the plan.

What opportunities will the community have to comment?

The Horton Falls National Park Community Conservation Area Zone 1 Draft Plan of Management is on public exhibition until 3 July and anyone can review the plan and provide comments.


When will the plan of management be finalised?

At the end of the public exhibition period in July 2017, NPWS will comprehensively review all submissions, prepare a submissions report and make any necessary changes to the draft plan. The National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council will then review the plan along with the submissions and report.

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. Once a plan is adopted it is published on the NPWS website and a public notice is advertised in the NSW Government Gazette.

How can I get more information about the draft plan?

For further information on the plan of management, please contact the NPWS Park Management Planning Team:
Phone: (02) 6841 0921

Where can I see a printed copy of the draft plan?

Hard copies are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • NPWS Glen Innes Area Office, 68 Church Street, Glen Innes, NSW
  • NPWS Northern Tablelands Regional Office, 1st Floor, 85 Faulkner Street, Armidale
  • Barraba Library, 118 Queen Street, Barraba
  • Bingara Library, 39 Maitland Street, Bingara
  • Tamworth Regional Council Offices, 437 Peel Street, Tamworth and Barraba Branch Office, 27 Alice Street, Barraba
  • OEH Customer Centre (Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney).

How can I comment on the draft plan?

Public exhibition for the draft plan is from 31 March 2017 to 3 July 2017. You are invited to comment on the draft plan by sending a written submission during this time.

While all submissions count, they are most effective when we understand your ideas and the outcomes you want for park management. Below are some suggestions to help you write your submission:

  • write clearly and be specific about the issues that are of concern to you
  • note which part or section of the plan your comments relate to
  • give reasoning in support of your points - this helps avoid misinterpretation and makes it easier for us consider your ideas
  • if you agree or support a particular part or idea in the plan, please tell us
  • if you disagree, please tell us specifically what you disagree with and why you disagree
  • it is very helpful to suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue if you can

You can provide your written submission in one of the following ways.

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Make a submission online using the form below

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By email
Email your submission to:

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By mail
Post your submission to:
NPWS Planner
Horton Falls NP CCA Zone 1 Draft PoM
PO Box 144
Sutherland NSW 1499

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document is from 30 March 2017 to 3 July 2017.

During this period, members of the public are invited to comment on the document, by sending a submission.

The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.
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Page last updated: 10 April 2017