What’s this about?
The Department of Planning and Environment is seeking your feedback about new management directions and park values relating to the national parks.
In Darug and Gundungurra Country, the parks are a significant component of one of the largest and most intact stretches of protected bushland in NSW.
They are part of the Greater Blue Mountains Area World and National Heritage property, contain significant areas of wilderness, occupy a large part of the Sydney drinking water catchment, and are one of the key attractions in a major tourism region.
The current plan of management was adopted in 2001 and many things have changed since then. The draft plan responds to these changes and new information about the park values and management considerations.
Key management directions in the new draft plan include:
- improving recognition of the parks significant values, including World and National Heritage values, and providing for adaptive management to protect the values
- recognition of existing Aboriginal joint management arrangements and enabling future opportunities
- pursuing sustainable visitor use by enabling upgrade of visitor facilities, monitoring of visitor use and adaptive management – to improve visitor experience and minimise environmental impacts.
Have your say
Have your say by Monday 26 September 2023.
There are 4 ways to ways to submit your feedback, listed below.
Address: Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service Planning and Assessment Locked Bag 5022 Parramatta NSW 2124
Address: National Parks and Wildlife Service Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW 2785