Public 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.