Goonoowigall Community Conservation Area Zone 3 State Conservation Area, Barayamal Community Conservation Area Zone 3 National Park and Nullamanna Community Conservation Areas Zone 3 National Park are collectively referred to as ‘the parks’ in this plan.
The Inverell Parks are of significance for a broad range of natural, cultural and social values including interesting geological features, threatened plant, animal and ecological communities and Aboriginal and shared cultural history. The name goonoowigall is a Jukumbal Aboriginal word meaning ‘wallaby rocks’. Barayamal and nullamanna are the local Aboriginal words for ‘black swans’ and ‘large water hole’ respectively.
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 park must be in line with the plan.
This plan of management will replace the statement of management intent, which was approved in June 2014. Statements of management intent are non-statutory documents that 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 Goonoowigall State Conservation Area, Barayamal and Nullamanna National Parks Draft Plan of Management submissions closed 27 August 2018.