Killalea Regional Park

A plan of management is being prepared for Killalea Regional Park.

Killalea Regional ParkA Draft Plan of Management for Killalea Regional Park is now being prepared. A community reference group is providing input from key stakeholders in the development of the draft plan.

It is intended that the draft plan will be publicly exhibited in mid-2023, providing an important opportunity for members of the public to have a say in the future management of Killalea Regional Park.

Killalea Regional Park is on Dharawal Country in the Illawarra Region; it was gazetted as part of the NSW national parks estate on 1 July 2022. The park has significant cultural and ecological importance and receives over 30,000 visitors a month.

The park protects habitat for a number of threatened animal and plant species and includes important ecological communities, including coastal freshwater wetlands and littoral rainforests.

Parks and reserves established under the 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. The plan of management is a legal document, and after the plan is adopted, all operations and activities in the park must be in line with the plan. From time to time, plans of management are amended to support changes to park management.

The National Parks and Wildlife Act sets out the matters that need to be considered when preparing a plan of management.

Killalea Regional Park has recently come under the management of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and a plan of management is required to be prepared to guide the future direction of the park.

Once the draft plan has been prepared, it will be placed on public exhibition. Anyone can review the draft plan of management and provide comments. Information about public exhibition and how to have your say will be provided as the planning process progresses.

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