The park was originally reserved in 1995 and the first plan of management for the park was adopted in 1999. There have been a number of subsequent additions to the park and the area of the park is now 4316 hectares.
The area covered by this plan includes a number of roads, land blocks and essential service corridors that are vested in the Minister under Part 11 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. This is to ensure continued access to neighbouring land and to accommodate uses not closely aligned with nature conservation e.g. powerline easements. These areas do not form part of the reserved area of the park but their management is subject to this plan, the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation and the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The park is reserved to the mean low water mark along its eastern boundary and therefore includes the intertidal zone along approximately 10 kilometres of beachfront. This allows the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage and regulate activities in the intertidal zone. The park also protects over 100 hectares of creek bed on Pine and Bonville creeks that has been reserved as part of the park. This plan of management applies to these lands but does not prohibit any action authorised under the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
See also: Existing adopted Bongil Bongil National Park Plan of Management (1999).