Following public consultation, including the exhibition of a draft plan of management, the Weddin Mountains National Park Plan of Management was adopted in 1995.
A plan of management is prepared under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. It determines how the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will manage a park.
Once the Minister has adopted a plan, the plan must be carried out and no operations may be undertaken in relation to the lands to which the plan relates unless the operations are in accordance with the plan.
Under section 73B(3) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act, a plan of management may be changed following public exhibition of a formal amendment.
It is proposed to change the Weddin Mountains National Parks Plan of Management to provide for low-key recreation in the southern part of the park, including horse riding access, which is currently prohibited under the plan.
This draft amendment should be read in conjunction with the Weddin Mountains National Park Plan of Management (1995).