Limeburners Creek National Park Plan of Management

This park was formerly Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve and became a national park in October 2010. Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve was the first nature reserve declared on the north coast and is located between the town of Port Macquarie and the village of Crescent Head. It covers an area of 9,123 hectares.

6 May 1998
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-74359-643-2
  • ID OEH20140388
  • File PDF 736KB
  • Pages 40
  • Name limeburners-creek-national-park-plan-of-management-140388.pdf

Much of the area was recommended for protection due to its high scientific value. Most of the nature reserve is an extensive wetland, with some 70% of the total area of the reserve identified under the State Environmental Planning Policy No. 14 as coastal wetlands. It also contains a range of other vegetation communities and a number of threatened animals, as well as important Aboriginal sites. Under this plan of management the natural and cultural values of the nature reserve will be protected.

Limeburners Creek is an unusual nature reserve in that it has a high level of recreational use. This use, which is concentrated along the coast, predated the establishment of the nature reserve. The reserve will be managed to conserve its natural and cultural heritage whilst remaining a venue for appropriate recreational pursuits. Recreational use will continue to be concentrated along the coast of the reserve and increased information will be provided on the Aboriginal and European history of the area, its vegetation and wildlife, and the importance of the reserve as part of a system of conservation reserves on the north coast of New South Wales.

This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 6 May 1998. It was amended in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 29 May 2009 and 19 December 2013. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.

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For further information and to have your say visit the Limeburners Creek National Park, Goolawah National Park and Goolawah Regional Park: Public Consultation.

Comments close 30 October 2020.

Photo: Limeburners Creek National Park entrance sign / D Finnegan/OEH