The reserves are collectively referred to as the Big Scrub Nature Reserves in this Plan of Management.
The Big Scrub Nature Reserves are characterised by distinctive rainforest vegetation. These areas contain rare and threatened plant species, and are significant as habitat for native animals. Their small size makes them particularly vulnerable to weed invasion and to visitor impacts.
This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment in December 1997. It was amended in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 1 March 2001. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.
This amendment should be read in conjunction with the Big Scrub Nature Reserves Plan of Management (1997).
This Amendment (2006) consists of three sections:
- Amendment A which proposes closure of facilities in Boatharbour Nature Reserve
- Amendment B which includes fire planning into the Plan of Management
- Other Amendments that address a number of minor operational issues and corrections to the Plan of Management.
See also: Hayters Hill Nature Reserve Plan of Management which was adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 29 October 2013 stating:
'This plan of management establishes the scheme of operations for Hayters Hill Nature Reserve. In accordance with section 73B of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, I cancel the provisions of the Big Scrub Plan of Management relating to Hayters Hill Nature Reserve and hereby adopt this plan of management.'
Photo: Victoria Park Nature Reserve / Shane Ruming