Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Yanga Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

The Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Yanga Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is closed for review and comment.

Public exhibition of the draft plan provided an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Yanga Nature Reserve. Submissions closed 23 April 2018.

Questions and answers

What is a plan of management?

Parks and reserves established under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 need to have a plan of management. The plan includes information on important park values and provides directions for future management. The plan of management is a legal document, and after the plan is adopted all operations and activities in the park must be in line with the plan.

Why is a plan being prepared now?

This plan of management will replace the statement of management intent which was approved in 2014. Statements of management intent are non-statutory documents which summarise the key values and management directions for a park.

The Yanga parks are of significance for a broad range of natural, cultural and social values including unique geological landscapes, threatened ecological plant communities, important wetlands and a rich Aboriginal and shared cultural history.

The Yanga Conservation Management Plan provides detail about the significant shared heritage values of the parks and is supplementary to the plan of management.

How can I get more information about the draft plan?

For further information on the plan of management please contact the NPWS Park Management Planning Team on 02 9585 6595.

When will the plan of management be finalised?

At the end of the public exhibition period in April 2018, NPWS will comprehensively review all submissions, prepare a submissions report and make any necessary changes to the draft plan. The Western Rivers Regional Advisory Committee and the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council will then review the plan along with the submissions and report, as required by the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Once their input has been considered and any further changes made to the plan, we provide the plan to the Minister for the Environment. The plan of management is finalised when the Minister formally adopts the plan under the National Parks and Wildlife Act. Once a plan is adopted it is published on the NPWS website and a public notice is advertised in the NSW Government Gazette.

Public consultation

Public exhibition for this document was from 19 January 2018 to 23 April 2018.

Public consultation for this document has ended.

The format and structure of this publication may have been adapted for web delivery.

Page last updated: 26 April 2018