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New England National Park, Baalijin Nature Reserve and Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

The New England National Park, Baalijin Nature Reserve and Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management 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 these protected areas.

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 28 August 2017 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 August 2017, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will comprehensively review all submissions, prepare a submissions report and make any necessary changes to the draft plan. The North Coast 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 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 on 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 Dorrigo Rainforest Centre (Dome Road, Dorrigo NSW)
  • NPWS Coffs Harbour (Jetty) Office (32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW)
  • NPWS Grafton Office (Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW)
  • NPWS Arakoon Office (Cardell Street, South West Rocks NSW)
  • NPWS Armidale Office (124 Miller Street, Armidale NSW)
  • OEH Customer Centre (Level 14, 59–61 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW)
  • Local libraries in West Kempsey (Elbow Street and Tozer Street), Bellingen (29–31 Hyde Street), Armidale (122 Faulkner Street) and Dorrigo (Pine Street).

How can I comment on the draft plan?

Public exhibition for the draft plan is from 12 May to 28 August 2017. You are invited to comment on the draft plan by sending a written submission during this time.

Your submission will be provided to a number of statutory advisory bodies (including the relevant regional advisory committee and the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council). Your comments on the draft plan 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 OEH privacy webpage for details. Information that in some way identifies you may be gathered when you use our website or send us correspondence.

Your submission, in whole or part or as part of a summary, may be made publicly available on our website. If you do not want your submission made public in this way, please indicate this on your submission. If an application to access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requests access to your submission, your views about release will be sought if you have indicated that you object to your submission being made public.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 to 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 using one of the following methods:

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Online
Make a submission online using the form below

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By email
Email your submission to: npws.parkplanning@environment.nsw.gov.au

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By mail
Post your submission to:

NPWS New England Parks PoM

PO Box 1236

COFFS HARBOUR NSW  2450

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document is from 12 May 2017 to 28 August 2017.

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

Postal address:
NPWS New England Parks PoM
PO Box 1236
COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450

Email: npws.parkplanning@environment.nsw.gov.au


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: 26 May 2017