Draft amendment to the Bongil Bongil National Park plan of management

The draft amendment to the Bongil Bongil National Park plan of management proposing establishment of a new multi-use track is on public exhibition until 4 March 2024.

Public exhibition of the draft amendment provides members of the community with the opportunity to have a say about proposed changes to the Bongil Bongil National Park plan of management.

This draft amendment to the Bongil Bongil National Park plan of management is proposed to improve opportunities for people to access and enjoy the park.

The park is located between Sawtell and Mylestom in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, near Coffs Harbour.

Parks and reserves established under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 need to have a plan of management. The plan includes information on important park values and provides directions for future management.

Once the plan is adopted, no management operations can be undertaken in the park unless they are consistent with the plan.

Plans of management may be amended to support changes to park management or proposed works.

An amendment is being prepared to facilitate the establishment of a 400-metre multi-use track for walking and cycling, to better connect adjacent urban areas with popular visitor locations in the park, including Bonville Creek and Bongil Day Use Area.

At the close of the public exhibition period, we consider all submissions on the draft amendment and prepare a submissions report. We provide the North Coast Regional Advisory Committee with the amendment, all the submissions and the submissions report. The committee may then provide advice to the Minister for the Environment.

The Minister considers the amendment, submissions and advice, makes any necessary changes and decides whether to adopt the amendment under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. Once an amendment is adopted, it is published on this website and key stakeholders, including those who made a submission on the draft amendment, will be notified.

Have your say

Public exhibition is from 19 January 2024 to 4 March 2024.

Submissions must be lodged before 5 pm on 4 March 2024.

You can provide your written submission in any of the following ways:

  • Post your written submission to:
    Manager, NPWS Planning and Assessment
    Locked Bag 5022
    Parramatta NSW 2124
  • Email your submission to: npws.parkplanning@environment.nsw.gov.au
  • Use the online form below.

Our response to your submission will be based on the merits of the ideas and issues you raise rather than the quantity of submissions making similar points. For this reason, a submission that clearly explains the matters it raises will be the most effective way to influence the finalisation of the amendment.

Submissions are most effective when we understand your ideas and the outcomes you want for park management. Some suggestions to help you write your submissions are:

  • write clearly and be specific about the issues that are of concern to you
  • note which part or section of the document your comments relate to
  • give reasoning in support of your points - this makes it easier for us to consider your ideas and will help avoid misinterpretation
  • tell us specifically what you agree/disagree with and why you agree or disagree
  • if you can, suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue.

Any personal information you provide will be protected. Further information is available on our privacy page.

Where can I see a printed copy of the draft amendment?

The draft amendment may be viewed at National Parks and Wildlife Service Coffs Coast Area Office, 4/32 Edgar Street, Coffs Harbour.

The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.