Munmorah State Conservation Area and Bird Island Nature Reserve Plan of Management

Munmorah State Conservation Area is located on the Central Coast between Budgewoi and Catherine Hill Bay, approximately 40 kilometres north of Gosford. Bird Island Nature Reserve is located about 1.6 kilometres offshore of Birdie Beach.

31 January 2005
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-313-8
  • ID DECC20090410
  • File PDF 1.1MB
  • Pages 38
  • Name munmorah-state-conservation-area-bird-island-plan-of-management-090410.pdf

Munmorah State Conservation Area is a relatively large, undisturbed coastal area which complements the conservation values of other protected areas, state forests and Crown reserves on the Central Coast.

The state conservation area’s coastal topography is the result of erosion and deposition caused by fluctuating sea levels during the Pleistocene. Perched sand masses within the state conservation area demonstrate these changes in sea level and are of scientific interest.

The state conservation area has high scenic value, with 12km of spectacular coastline, rugged cliffs and panoramic views of the Tuggerah Lakes system.

Bird Island Nature Reserve is one of a number of offshore island reserves along the Central and Hunter coasts. To the north, at the entrance to Lake Macquarie, is Moon Island and to the south, at the entrance to Broken Bay is Lion Island. They are all important seabird nesting and roosting sites.

This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 31 January 2005. It was amended in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 19 May 2009. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.

Photo: Munmorah State Conservation Area coastal heath / John Spencer/OEH