Community input sought on plans for Limeburners Creek, Goolawah and Point Plomer

The community is invited to have their say on a new draft plan of management for Limeburners Creek National Park, Goolawah National Park and Goolawah Regional Park and a precinct refresh at Point Plomer.

Aerial photo, Point Plomer campground, Limeburners Creek National Park

NPWS Hastings Macleay Area Manager Shane Robinson said the draft plan of management is now open for consultation until 11 March 2022.

'The plan of management is an essential tool for park managers, but it also provides important information to park visitors, neighbours and other stakeholders about how the park is being managed and why. Community input adds value to the work we do.

'Limeburners Creek National Park, Goolawah National Park and Goolawah Regional Park parks protect significant conservation and cultural heritage values and there are measures within the plan aimed at strengthening their protection in this area.

'The parks are also valued by the community for their scenic and largely undeveloped coastline, and nature-based visitor experiences. Broadly, the plan of management seeks to:

  • maintain the natural environment of this beautiful stretch of undeveloped coastline
  • protect the parks’ ecological integrity and biodiversity, ensuring that important environmental values and services are maintained for the future
  • celebrate and protect the parks' rich Aboriginal heritage and provide support for its use by Aboriginal communities
  • maintain the parks' critical role in providing regional scale connectivity that support essential ecological processes such as movement of fauna
  • provide sustainable recreational opportunities for visitors to the parks
  • work in partnership with the local community to preserve and present the parks’ important natural and cultural values.

'The Limeburners Creek National Park, Goolawah National Park and Goolawah Regional Park plan of management can be viewed here on our Have your say webpage.

'At the same time, plans for revitalising the Point Plomer Precinct in Limeburners Creek National Park are also open for comment.

'The goal for this project is to preserve the low-key coastal camping experience the site is known for, whilst protecting the site from further degradation.

'This project has been allocated $1.3million from the recently announced $91.5million funding boost to national parks under the NSW Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy.

'Point Plomer is a much-loved place for both campers and day visitors in Limeburners Creek National Park. The laid-back beach camp culture is one of the most attractive aspects of this park and is something we want to maintain.

'This concept plan has been developed with landscape architects, and we will build on these plans based on feedback from the community. Now is your opportunity to give us your thoughts on this concept plan for Point Plomer Precinct; public consultation is open until the 6 February 2022,' Mr Robinson said.

You can find more information on our Point Plomer Precinct Revitalisation webpage.