Sydney Harbour National Park plan of management draft amendment: Middle Head - Gubbuh Gubbuh community uses

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on the draft amendment to the plan of management for Sydney Harbour National Park. This is an opportunity for everyone who values the park to help shape the way community uses at Middle Head – Gubbuh Gubbuh are managed into the future.

The draft amendment to the plan of management for Sydney Harbour National Park is on public exhibition until 11 January 2023.

The draft amendment is focussed on the visitor precinct of Middle Head –Gubbuh Gubbuh, overlooking Sydney Harbour and in the suburb Mosman.

The draft amendment proposes changes to the Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management that will enable the development of a proposed environmental education centre to be considered within the Middle Head –Gubbuh Gubbuh precinct.

How can I comment on the draft amendment?

Have your say

Submissions must be received by 11 January 2023.

You can provide your written submission in any of the following ways:

  • Post your written submission to:
    Manager, NPWS Planning and Assessment
    Locked Bag 5022
    Parramatta NSW 2124
  • Email your submission to: npws.parkplanning@environment.nsw.gov.au
  • Use the online form below.

The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.

Your comments on the draft amendment




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.

Plans of management may be amended to support changes to park management or proposed works.

The draft amendment proposes changes to the Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management that will enable the development of a proposed environmental education centre to be considered within the Middle Head–Gubbuh Gubbuh precinct.

At the close of the public exhibition period, we consider all submissions on the draft amendment and prepare a submissions report. We provide the Greater Sydney Regional Advisory Committee with the amendment, all the submissions and the submissions report. They consider the documents and provide advice to the Minister for Environment and Heritage.

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

You can download a copy of the draft amendment from this webpage or view a printed copy at NPWS Middle Head Office, 2 Governors Road, Mosman by appointment.

Contact 9960 6266 Tuesday to Thursday, between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm, or email npws.sydneynorth@environment.nsw.gov.au to make an appointment.