Maynggu Ganai Historic Site Draft Plan of Management: Public Consultation

Opportunities to comment on the draft plan of management for Maynggu Ganai Historic Site are now closed.

The Maynggu Ganai Historic Site Draft Plan of Management was on public exhibition until 20 December 2021.

Once adopted, this plan of management will replace the statement of management intent, which was approved in 2014. Public exhibition of the draft plan provides members of the community with the opportunity to have a say in the management directions for the park.

The draft plan is accompanied by the Maynggu Ganai Historic Site Draft Planning Considerations report. It is recommended that readers of the plan refer to the planning considerations document for detailed explanations of the site's values and management considerations.

The site is in the Central West region of New South Wales. The key issue addressed in this plan is the conservation of shared history and cultural heritage values dating from the use of the site as a convict settlement and Aboriginal mission in the 19th century.

Why is a plan being prepared?

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.

This plan of management will replace the statement of management intent, which was approved in 2014. A statement of management intent is prepared after a park's reservation and before a plan of management has been adopted. It briefly documents the key values, threats and management directions for the park. It is not a statutory document and a plan of management is still required under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

When will the plan of management be finalised?

At the close of the public exhibition period, we consider all submissions on the draft plan and prepare a submissions report. We provide the West Regional Advisory Committee and the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council with the plan, all the submissions and the submissions report. They consider the documents, make comments on the plan or suggest changes, and provide advice to the Minister for Energy and Environment.

The Minister considers the plan, submissions and advice, makes any necessary changes and decides whether to adopt the plan under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. Once a plan is adopted, it is published on the department's website and key stakeholders, including those who made a submission on the draft plan, will be notified.

Maynggu Ganai Historic Site