Bantry Bay Conservation Management Plan (draft): Garigal National Park, NSW

The Bantry Bay Explosives Magazine complex occupies an area of 14 hectares on the foreshores of Bantry Bay. Bantry Bay is located within Middle Harbour, and the foreshores of the bay form part of Garigal National Park.

1 May 2002
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Conservation management plan
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  • Pages 250
  • Name bantry-bay-garigal-national-park-draft-conservation-management-plan.pdf

This conservation management plan (CMP) forms the basis for the overall strategic management of the Bantry Bay Explosives Magazine complex to facilitate its long term conservation and future use in line with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) management objectives.

The NPWS is legislatively responsible for environmental land management and conservation of places of natural and cultural heritage value. The NPWS has managed the Bantry Bay Explosives Magazine complex since its closure in 1974.

The CMP articulates the philosophy and sets out short, medium and long term conservation management outcomes for the Bantry Bay Explosives Magazine complex. As such the CMP sets parameters that identify opportunities and constraints to guide the introduction of compatible adaptive reuse of the site, buildings and landscape.

The CMP also addresses interpretation, archaeological management, cultural landscape, development control and design guidelines, species management and natural landscape management.

Visitor information

Garigal National Park has an extensive walking track system and several significant Aboriginal sites and historic places.