Sustainability guidelines for visitor use and tourism in NSW national parks

Supporting implementation of the sustainability assessment criteria

These guidelines inform the assessment and decision-making process for proposals requiring a lease or licence under s.151 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act).

1 February 2011
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW
Publication, Guideline
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-031-2
  • ID DECCW20110017
  • File PDF 1.1MB
  • Pages 39
  • Name sustainability-guidelines-for-visitor-use-tourism-nsw-national-parks-110017.pdf

They provide practical guidance in interpreting and applying the sustainability assessment criteria that have been adopted by the Director General of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) under s.151B(3) of the NPW Act. They also provide background information on sustainable visitor use and tourism in the national parks system, highlighting the need to ensure that public visitation and enjoyment must always be compatible with the protection of conservation values.

The guidelines will primarily be of use to proponents seeking to obtain a lease or licence for a purpose identified in s.151A of the NPW Act. They detail the steps to be followed in planning and assessing proposals and in ensuring that sufficient information is provided to address the statutory assessment criteria.

See also: Sustainability assessment criteria for visitor use and tourism in New South Wales national parks