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Hunter Wetlands National Park: Draft Plan of Management

The Hunter Wetlands National Park Draft Plan of Management is now available for review and comment.

The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of Hunter Wetlands National Park.

Questions and Answers

What is a plan of management?

Parks and reserves established 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 draft plan of management is on public exhibition until 20 December 2015 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 December 2015, NPWS will comprehensively review all submissions and make any necessary changes to the plan. NPWS will then seek input from the Hunter Central Coast Regional Advisory Committee and the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, as required by the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Once their input has been considered and any further changes made to the plan, NPWS will provide the final 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.

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 on 02 6841 0921.

Where can I view a hard copy of the plan?

Hard copies are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • NPWS Lower Hunter Area Office (Hunter Wetlands Centre, 412 Sandgate Road, Shortland)
  • NPWS Central Coast Regional Office (207 Albany Street North, Gosford)
  • OEH Newcastle Office (117 Bull St, Newcastle West)
  • OEH Information Centre (Level 14, 59–61 Goulburn Street, Sydney)
  • The City of Newcastle (282 King Street, Newcastle)
  • Port Stephens Council (116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace)
  • Newcastle Region Library (15 Laman Street, Newcastle)
  • Mayfield Library (Hanbury Street, Mayfield) 

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document was from 11 September 2015 to 20 December 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: 11 September 2015