Cottan-Bimbang National Park, Cottan-Bimbang State Conservation Area and The Cells State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

Public exhibition for this document was from 5 May 2017 to 14 August 2017. Public consultation for this document has ended.

Cottan-Bimbang National Park and State Conservation Area and The Cells State Conservation Area are located in the hinterland of the NSW mid north coast, approximately 70 kilometres west of Wauchope and 65 kilometres east of Walcha. The parks are dissected by the Oxley Highway.

1 May 2017
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Draft - closed for comment
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-748-7
  • ID OEH20170161
  • File PDF 1.4MB
  • Pages 52
  • Name cottan-bimbang-national-park-draft-plan-of-management-170161.pdf

The parks comprise 35,492 hectares and include Cottan-Bimbang National Park (30,679 hectares), Cottan-Bimbang State Conservation Area (105 hectares), and The Cells State Conservation Area (4708 hectares). The parks also include several roads that are vested in the Minister under Part 11 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act to ensure continued access to neighbouring land. These roads do not form part of the reserved area of the parks but their management is subject to this plan and relevant legislation.

Cottan-Bimbang National Park was originally reserved as Doyles River National Park, being renamed by gazette notice in February 1999. ‘Cottan-Bimbang’ is possibly derived from the local Dunghutti word for the walking-stick palm (Linospadix monostachyos), which grows in the park’s warm temperate rainforests.