Once adopted, this plan of management will replace the existing plan for Glenrock State Conservation Area, which was adopted in 2010.
The draft plan is accompanied by the Glenrock State Conservation Area draft planning considerations report and draft mountain biking plan. Readers of the plan should refer to these documents.
The Glenrock State Conservation Area is approximately 8 kilometres from the centre of Newcastle. It is a popular destination for bushwalkers, trail runners, mountain bikers, horse riders, beach users and nature lovers, attracting an estimated one million visitors annually.
The draft plan of management and accompanying mountain biking plan seek to balance increasing visitation and growing demand for nature-based experiences and activities with protection of the park's natural and cultural values.
Key issues addressed in the draft plan include:
- protecting natural and cultural values while also providing sustainable recreation opportunities
- recognising and protecting the important Aboriginal cultural values of the park
- conserving the significant historic heritage values of the park
- maintaining and protecting the park's ecological integrity, biodiversity and regional connectivity
- establishing a sustainable mountain bike network.