Planning for the future – new plan of management for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of the most popular national parks in NSW, with over 3 million visits each year. The existing plan of management for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Lion Island Nature Reserve, Long Island Nature Reserve and Spectacle Island Nature Reserve was written in 2002. Since that time there has been a steady increase in visitors coming to the park, new recreational uses have become popular, information about the values of the park has improved, and new approaches to managing fire and pests and weeds have been developed.
Accommodating all these visitors and protecting the environment is challenging. Good planning is essential to meet increasing demand and continue to improve visitor facilities to maximise opportunities and minimise impacts.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is preparing a new plan of management for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Lion Island Nature Reserve, Long Island Nature Reserve and Spectacle Island Nature Reserve.
As the first stage in the development of a new plan of management, National Parks and Wildlife Service have prepared 5 discussion papers for public comment. The discussion papers explore the following key management themes:
- Aboriginal cultural values
- Natural, visitor experience and shared heritage values
- Recreational activities
- Visitor destinations
- Leases, licences and consents
A reference map is also included showing places mentioned in the discussion papers.