Euston Regional Park Draft Plan of Management

Public exhibition for this document was from 30 June 2017 to 2 October 2017. Public consultation for this document has ended.

Euston Regional Park is located in the far west of New South Wales adjacent to the township of Euston, approximately 80 kilometres east of Buronga and 80 kilometres west of Balranald. The eastern boundary of the park is defined by the Murray River, which is the state border between New South Wales and Victoria. The park is 3274 hectares.

Date
1 June 2017
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Plan of management, Draft - closed for comment
Status
Draft
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-791-3
  • ID OEH20170238
  • File PDF 1.6MB
  • Pages 44
  • Name euston-regional-park-draft-plan-management-170238.pdf

The park was reserved on 1 July 2010 under the National Parks Estate (Riverina Red Gum Reservations) Act 2010.

Before reservation, Euston Regional Park was Euston State Forest dedicated in 1959 for the purposes of timber production and other permitted uses including beekeeping, grazing and sand quarrying. The Riverina Bioregion Regional Forest Assessment for River Red Gums and Woodland Forest, conducted by the Natural Resources Commission in 2009 (NRC 2009), recommended the area be managed for conservation and recreation.

Land use surrounding the park is primarily pastoral, with a mix of recreation, tourism, conservation and urban settlement associated with the township of Euston. The park is bounded by the Murray River to the east, Euston town common to the north and Western Lands leases on the western and southern boundaries. A narrow corridor of Crown land (a waterway reserve) lies between the park and the Murray River. Directly across the Murray River from Euston Regional Park is Gadsen Bend Park, managed by Parks Victoria.