Plans of management

Plans of management are legal documents we develop and maintain to guide how a park will be sustainably managed.

Plans of management (PoMs) contain information about the natural environment, Aboriginal heritage, history, and recreational opportunities in a park. They are a requirement under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Plans of management help guide the conservation of biodiversity, rehabilitation of landscapes and the protection of natural and cultural heritage, including protection of world heritage values and management of world heritage properties in a park. They also include management principles for use of a park by Aboriginal people for cultural purposes, sustainable visitor or tourist use, natural resource management and land management practices.

Some plans of management are in draft form. After public consultation, draft plans are adopted by the Environment Minister and become final.

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