Murramarang National Park, Brush Island Nature Reserve, Belowla Island Nature Reserve and Tollgate Islands Nature Reserve Plan of Management

Murramarang National Park and Brush Island, Belowla Island and Tollgate Islands Nature Reserves are located on the central part of the south coast of NSW between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.

7 November 1997
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 0-73100-860X
  • ID NPWS20020096
  • File PDF 136KB
  • Pages 35
  • Name murramarang-national-park-brush-belowla-tollgate-islands-plan-of-management-020096.pdf

The park is outstandingly attractive, has important geological and vegetation features and very high value for coastal recreation, bushwalking and education. The islands are important nesting sites for sea birds and provide an opportunity for archaeological comparison of Aboriginal sites with those on the mainland.

Murramarang National Park has had a high level of recreation use over a long period and this has resulted in vegetation damage and erosion and a lowering of the recreational value of a number of areas. The plan of management places emphasis on measures to redress this damage in order to fulfil the Service's legal requirements for proper management of the park and protect the attractions which are so popular with visitors. Pest, erosion and access control and revegetation and protection works will be undertaken.

Some of the islands have suffered from vegetation denudation by rabbits and trampling of nest areas by visitors. The high conservation values of the islands will be protected by permitting authorised visitation only.

This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 7 November 1997. It was amended in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 24 April 2002. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.

See also: Pretty Beach Sewerage Treatment Plant, Murramarang National Park: Pollution Incident Response Management Plan and the Murramarang South Coast Walk draft master plan.

Photo: Pebbly Beach, Murramarang National Park / J Yurasek/OEH