Coffs Coast Regional Park Draft Plan of Management

Coffs Coast Regional Park stretches along east coast of New South Wales north of Coffs Harbour. It is within the traditional Country of the Gumbaynggirr People and has been a place of significance for Aboriginal people for many thousands of years.

1 October 2017
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Draft - closed for comment
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-835-4
  • ID OEH20170324
  • File PDF 3MB
  • Pages 88
  • Name coffs-coast-regional-park-draft-plan-management-170324.pdf

Coffs Coast regional Park supports a range of coastal vegetation types, from heath and grasslands to littoral rainforest. The park’s headlands are its dominant feature, and support a range of important values and offer spectacular views of the coast, hinterland and Solitary Islands. The park and its adjacent beaches have long been a focus for beach-side holidays and family recreation.

More than 40% of the vegetation in the park is one of several threatened ecological communities, and it supports habitat for a range of threatened and significant species and populations. It also has significant Aboriginal culture and heritage values.

A draft plan was developed because the position of the park adjacent to a major regional city, coastal villages and numerous tourism accommodation providers (including resorts and caravan parks) has puto pressure on the park from high visitation demand and adjacent land uses. It is expected these pressures will increase over time.

This draft plan was developed on behalf of the Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust Board by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Coffs Harbour City Council and includes information on important park values and provides directions for future management. The board has the care, control and management of the park, and facilitates the day-to-day management of the park by Coffs Harbour City Council and NPWS. The board includes Coffs Harbour City councillors and representatives from NPWS, the local Aboriginal community and general community.

Public consultation

Public exhibition of this draft plan was from 13 October 2017 to 12 February 2018 and provided an opportunity for the community to have a say in the future management of Coffs Coast regional Park. Submissions closed 12 February 2018.  

Supplementary documents

More information

For further information on the draft plan of management email the Planning Evaluation and Assessment Team: