Draft National Parks System Directions Statement: Public consultation

We are seeking your feedback on our draft NSW National Parks System Directions Statement, which will help guide our work to expand and improve the national parks system. The public consultation is open until 5pm 15 December 2017.

What is the Directions Statement?

Every year, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) acquires land for our national parks by purchasing private land, public land transfers, donations and bequests. The draft NSW National Parks System Directions Statement explains how and why new parks will be established and outlines our targets and conservation priorities for acquiring new land and enhancing the parks system.

The draft NSW National Parks System Directions Statement is a revision of the Directions Statement for National Park Establishment, publicly exhibited in early 2015, and addresses comments received from the public at that time. It will complement the Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy, which outlines an approach for encouraging biodiversity conservation on private land and is also on public exhibition. Together the 2 documents represent a strategy for establishing an integrated protected area network across New South Wales.

How can I comment on the draft Directions Statement?

The draft NSW National Parks System Directions Statement will be on public exhibition for review and comment until 5pm 15 December 2017. You can comment on the draft by sending us a written submission during this time.

When will the Directions Statement be finalised?

Once public submissions have been considered and any further changes made to the Directions Statement, it will be provided to the Minister for the Environment for approval. Once approved, the document will be available on this website.

Have your say

Public exhibition for the draft Directions Statement closes 5pm 15 December 2017. Anyone can review the draft Directions Statement and provide comments.

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.

You can provide your written submission in the following ways:


By email
Email your submission to: OEH.ReserveEstablishment@environment.nsw.gov.au


By mail
Post your submission to:
Reserve Establishment Team
National Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 1967
Hurstville BC NSW 1481


Complete the online submission form.

Online submission form

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