Annual winter trail closures in Barrington Tops

With the arrival of winter, visitors to Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area are advised that for safety, a number of trails are temporarily closed until 1 October 2017.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service Director Greater Sydney, Deon van Rensburg said today, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is one of the most visited parks in NSW and the community can contribute on how the Park could be managed in the future.

“Prior to completing the new plan of management five option papers are being released to gather early community feedback on protecting its important natural and cultural values,” Mr van Rensburg said.

“The community has a great deal of knowledge to contribute to managing the Park including ideas about the kind of facilities or experiences that might be appropriate.

“The discussion papers provide information and are designed to gather input from the community about some of the challenges and opportunities for the future management of park values and visitor use,” Mr van Rensburg said.

Five discussion papers are being made available to encourage community involvement in the early stages of the plan’s preparation.

These specifically explore management approaches for:

  • Aboriginal cultural values
  • Natural and shared heritage values
  • Recreational activities
  • Visitor destinations
  • Commercial activities and private interests.

“An up-to-date plan of management that incorporates community input is an important tool for effectively managing a park into the future.

“I would urge the community to take the opportunity to contribute knowledge and ideas and have your say on the future management of the Park,” Mr van Rensburg said.

The papers will be available for public comment for 40 days. Visit: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park consultation.