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Mallee Cliffs National Park Draft Plan of Management

The Mallee Cliffs National Park Draft Plan of Management is now closed.

Public exhibition of the draft plan provided an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of Mallee Cliffs National Park.

This plan was prepared using a new format which is presented as two separate documents:

  1. Mallee Cliffs National Park Draft Plan of Management (PDF 1.3MB). The plan of management is the 'legal' document that will be provided to the Minister for formal adoption.
  2. Mallee Cliffs National Park Draft Plan of Management: Planning considerations (PDF 1.9MB). The planning considerations is a supporting document that includes detailed information on park values (e.g. threatened species and cultural heritage) and threats to these values. A summary of this information is provided in the plan of management.

There is also a fact sheet available:

Mallee Cliffs National Park Draft Plan of Management: fact sheet (PDF 3.2MB)

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. From time to time plans of management are amended to support changes to park management.

The National Parks and Wildlife Act sets out the matters that need to be considered when preparing a plan of management. These matters are addressed in the supporting Mallee Cliffs National Park Draft Plan of Management: Planning considerations document. This document will be updated where appropriate, for example, to include new information on the values of the park (e.g. new threatened species) or new management approaches (e.g. a new pest management technique) or new park programs.

When will the plan of management be finalised?

National Parks and Wildlife Service is reviewing all submissions, preparing a submissions report and considering necessary changes to the draft plan. The Far West Regional Advisory Committee and the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council will then review the plan along with the submissions and report, as required by the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

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. 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 on 02 6841 0921.

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document was from 26 May 2017 to 28 August 2017.

Public consultation for this document has ended.

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

Page last updated: 18 September 2017