Killalea Regional Park draft plan of management

The Killalea Regional Park draft plan of management public exhibition has closed.

Beach with scrub in foregroundPublic exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for community members to have a say in the future management of Killalea Regional Park.

The draft plan is accompanied by a draft precinct plan that includes more details about the design and construction of the proposed upgrades to the park's main visitor precinct. It is recommended that readers of the plan refer to the draft precinct plan for more details on these proposals.

Killalea Regional Park is on Dharawal Country, between Shellharbour and Kiama in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales. The park is a very popular destination for locals and visitors from outside the region.

It is a place of significant cultural connection for Aboriginal people, protects biodiversity and coastal ecosystems, and is important for surfing culture, teaching, and learning.

The draft plan describes how National Parks and Wildlife Service proposes to manage the park and includes proposals to:

  • acknowledge significant cultural connections and strengthen partnerships with Aboriginal people
  • protect and manage important biodiversity and coastal ecosystems, including a critically endangered vegetation community and a freshwater lagoon
  • support recreation activities and opportunities for learning, including upgrades to visitor facilities.

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.

At the end of the public exhibition period, submissions received on the draft plan will be provided to the South Coast Regional Advisory Committee. The advisory committee will consider the draft plan and submissions received and may choose to provide advice to the Minister for the Environment.

The Minister considers submissions and any advice received and makes any necessary changes before deciding whether to adopt the plan under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Once a plan of management is adopted, it is published on the department's website and key stakeholders and those people who provided a submission will be notified.


Killalea Regional Park draft plan of management

Killalea Regional Park is located on Dharawal Country, in the Illawarra region on the NSW South Coast, approximately 120 km south of Sydney.



Killalea Regional Park draft precinct plan

The draft precinct plan provides detailed explanations on the design and construction of the proposed upgrades to the main visitor precinct in the park.