Berowra Valley National Park covers 3,876 hectares of natural bushland within the Berowra Creek Catchment. The national park also includes the bed of Berowra Creek upstream of where the park is located on both sides of the Creek. Berowra Valley Regional Park covers 9 hectares and includes three management trails where on-leash dog walking is permitted.
A new plan of management is being prepared following the reclassification of most of Berowra Valley Regional Park to Berowra Valley National Park, in recognition of the park’s high conservation value.
This will be the second plan of management for the area covered by these two parks. The first plan, adopted in 2005, covered the then Berowra Valley Regional Park and continued to apply to the area reclassified as national park in late 2012.
The new draft plan has been updated to reflect the reclassification of most of the park as national park. Under national park status, conservation measures are a strong point of focus. National park status also allows for sustainable visitor use, subject to strict controls. Nine hectares of the original Berowra Valley Regional Park have been retained in order to accommodate local dog walkers on existing management trails.
See also: existing adopted Berowra Valley Regional Park Plan of Management (2005).
Photo: Berowra Creek, Berowra Valley Regional Park / Michael Van Ewijk/OEH