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Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan

Tell us what you think about the creation of a lakeside precinct for visitors at Waste Point.

Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are seeking your feedback on the Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan.

The Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan (PDF 3.5MB), prepared by Tract Consulting, will be on public exhibition from 18 July 2017. National Parks invite you to comment on the preliminary master plan by sending a written submission by 29 August 2017 by letter, email or the online form, below.

The preliminary master plan identifies and explores possibilities to create a lakeside precinct for locals and visitors to Waste Point. Public comment received during the exhibition will inform the final master plan.

Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park is approximately 6.059 hectares bound by Lake Jindabyne to the east, north and south. It is located approximately 21 kilometres east of Perisher Valley and 13 kilometres north west of Jindabyne.

Waste Point has been used as a management base since the 1950's and contains a collection of houses, a small research station, a works depot, and water supply, waste water treatment and utility infrastructure. NPWS is considering how Waste Point can deliver an economic, environmental and social benefit for both to Jindabyne and the broader Snowy Mountains Region.

How will the preliminary master plan affect public access?

The preliminary master plan seeks to deliver a suitable and appropriate design solution for the site that responds to site values, demand, feasibility and community aspirations for the site.

The preliminary master plan considers:

  • function and use of buildings
  • improved public access and accessibility
  • improved vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • increased visitor opportunities and experiences along the lake foreshore
  • utilities and management arrangements
  • infrastructure and site improvements.

Any major site works will be subject to environmental assessment.

How can I comment on the master plan?

The Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan will be on public exhibition from 18 July 2017. Opportunities to comment on the preliminary master plan close on 29 August 2017.

Hard copies of the Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan can be viewed at:

  • OEH, Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • NPWS Tumut Office, The Old Butter Factory, 7a Adelong Road Tumut NSW 2720
  • NPWS Jindabyne Office, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne NSW 2627
  • NPWS Khancoban Office, Corner Alpine Way and Scammel Street, Khancoban NSW 2642
  • NPWS Queanbeyan Office, 11 Farrer Place Queanbeyan NSW 2620
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Shop 2 Razorback office, Gippsland Street, Jindabyne NSW 2627.

National Parks staff will be available from 10am to 2pm on Friday 11 August 2017 at the NPWS Jindabyne Office, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne to answer your questions regarding the preliminary master plan.

You can send in your comments in any of the following ways:

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Make a submission online by using the online form below

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By email
Email your submission to:

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By mail
Post your submission to:
NPWS Waste Point Masterplan
PO Box 1967
Hurstville BC NSW 1481

For more information contact

Your submissions

All submissions received during the exhibition period will be considered. Some suggestions to ensure we understand your ideas and desired outcomes:

  • 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 specific item in the plan, please tell us
  • if you disagree, please tell us specifically what you disagree with and why
  • it is very helpful to suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue if you can.

Your comments may include personal information. OEH complies with the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, which regulates the collection, storage, access, amendment, use and disclosure of personal information. See the OEH privacy webpage for more information.

Your submission, in part or in whole, may be made publicly available on our website. Please tell us if you do not want your submission to be made public.

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.

Is the preliminary master plan consistent with other planning documents?

NPWS manages Waste Point in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (the Act) and the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management (June 2006). The objectives of the Act include the conservation of nature and objects, places or features of cultural value within the landscape and the fostering of public appreciation, understanding, enjoyment and use of nature and cultural heritage. The plan of management which is a statutory document was prepared in accordance with the Act to provide a 'scheme of operations' for the park, including Waste Point.

A master plan is a detailed non-statutory document that addresses site specific management, design and use issues consistent with other planning documentation. Any proposals which are not consistent with the current plan of management require an amendment to the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management 2006, with the draft plan of management placed on exhibition for comment.

What principles were applied to developing the master plan?

To transition Waste Point from an operational support facility to a recreational park precinct the following principles were applied:

Principle 1 - respect and maximise natural and cultural assets.
Principle 2 - maintain consistency with plan of management goals.
Principle 3 - build on the local tourism attributes.
Principle 4 - enhance public access to the site.
Principle 5 - provide robust and flexible site outcomes.
Principle 6 - provide year-round visitation opportunities.

Who was consulted?

NPWS invited key stakeholders including Snowy Hydro, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Snowy Mountains to contribute to the preliminary master plan. Further consultation will occur during the public exhibition process.

When will the master plan be finalised and approved?

Following exhibition, NPWS and OEH will consider community and stakeholder feedback, and finalise the master plan. The final plan will be published on the OEH website.

Completing actions identified in the Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan will be subject to:

  • environmental and heritage planning procedures
  • availability of funding
  • completion of planning documents e.g. architectural drawings.
Page last updated: 18 July 2017