In 2004, the New South Wales park system contained 661 parks and reserves, constituting 5,986,921 hectares or 7.4% of the state.
As part of the larger State of the Parks program, the NPWS developed a system to draw on existing information on park management and, where necessary, use the experience and knowledge of professional park managers.
This report drew on:
- detailed data on a subset of representative park types and areas of New South Wales
- broad information from a survey about all aspects of management for the entire NSW park system (639 parks as at 30 June 2003)
- available data from existing NPWS data sets.
Visit our Evaluating park management webpage for more information.