Public exhibition of this draft plan provides an opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the future management of the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area.
National Parks and Wildlife Service is committed to working closely with key stakeholders including the Wiradjuri Traditional Owners to establish Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area .
The new park forms a strategic link between Blue Mountains National Park, Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park. In addition to protecting significant cultural, landscape and other natural values, this new park will bring significant economic benefits to Lithgow and the surrounding region through investment into the park and creation of new experiences that will attract visitors to the area. It also presents an awe-inspiring natural setting for people to enjoy a range of recreational activities and connect with nature.
The draft plan is being exhibited alongside the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area: draft Master Plan, which outlines a range of detailed proposals for infrastructure and visitor management.
How can I comment on the draft plan?
Public exhibition for the plan of management is from 6 May 2022 until 5 July 2022. You are invited to comment on the draft plan by sending a written submission during this time.
Have your say
Public exhibition is from 6 May 2022 to 5 July 2022.
You can provide your written submission in any of the following ways:
While all submissions count, they are most effective when we understand your ideas and the outcomes you want for park management. Some suggestions to help you write your submission are:
- write clearly and be specific about the issues that are of concern to you
- note which part or section of the plan your comments relate to
- give reasoning in support of your points; this makes it easier for us to consider your ideas and will help avoid misinterpretation
- tell us specifically what you agree/disagree with and why you agree/disagree
- suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue if you can.
Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area: Statement of Management Intent
This statement of management intent outlines the main values, issues, management directions and priorities of National Parks and Wildlife Service for managing Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area. This statement, together with relevant NPWS policies, will guide the management of the area until a plan of management has been adopted.