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.
Have your say
Public exhibition is from 4 November 2022 to 6 February 2023.
You can provide your written submission in any of the following ways:
All submissions must be received by 6 February 2023.
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 plan.
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 plan 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
- suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue if you can.
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