Boonalla Aboriginal Area is significant because of its natural and cultural values. More than 100 Aboriginal sites have been recorded within the park, and there are 19 threatened animal species recorded.
Two of the park’s vegetation communities are listed as threatened ecological communities at both a state and national level.
The area forms an important part of the cultural landscape for the Gamilaroi Aboriginal People, including connections between people, land and spirit (Country).
This plan focuses on conserving and maintaining its Aboriginal heritage values, protecting its significant vegetation communities and threatened species, and encouraging the use of the park for educational purposes.
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 parks must be in line with the plan.
This plan of management will replace the Boonalla Aboriginal Area Community Conservation Area Zone 2 Statement of Management Intent which was approved in 2017. Statements of management intent are non-statutory documents which summarise the key values and management directions for a park.
After public consultation, draft plans are adopted by the NSW Minister for the Environment.
The Boonalla Aboriginal Area Community Conservation Area Zone 2 Draft Plan of Management closed for review and comment 22 June 2018.