Berowra Valley Regional Park Plan of Management

Berowra Valley Regional Park is located approximately 20 kilometres north-west of the City of Sydney and covers 3,870 hectares of natural bushland. The park is part of the dissected Hornsby Plateau which is dominated by Hawkesbury Sandstone.

Date
1 April 2005
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74122-0580
  • ID DEC20050665
  • File PDF 732KB
  • Pages 53
  • Name berowra-valley-regional-park-plan-of-management-050665.pdf

The Park contains at least 18 different vegetation communities which support over 230 fauna species. Two vegetation communities are identified as endangered ecological communities and around 10 threatened flora species have been recorded within the Park. Eleven threatened fauna species have been recorded in the Park and a number of others are identified as being highly likely to use the Park.

The Park contains a number of Aboriginal sites including paintings, engravings, artefacts and habitation sites. A range of historic sites of European origin are also present within the Park.

The main recreational use of the Park is for bushwalking. There are many well-developed walking tracks, including the Great North Walk which links Lane Cove and Newcastle. Other recreational uses of the Park include camping, picnicking, nature appreciation and canoeing.

Draft replacement plan

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.

Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Valley Regional Park Draft Plan of Management (2015). Public exhibition for this document was from 27 March 2015 to 6 July 2015. Public consultation for this document has ended.