Public consultation on national parks establishment

Bioregions and the National Park Estate

This consultation has closed.

Comment is sought on the proposed directions, socio-economic considerations and community involvement in creating new national parks and reserves in NSW.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) acquires land for the establishment of new national parks through various means such as the transfer of other public land, the voluntary sale or transfer of private land, bequests and donations, or through biodiversity offsets, in order to achieve the objectives of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

NPWS is considering whether opportunities exist to improve the national parks establishment process.

Two documents, a directions statement and a socio-economic report on land acquisition, have been prepared to form the basis of a consultation with the community.

This consultation is occurring in response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into Management of Public Land Management in NSW. As a consequence of the inquiry, the NSW Government has committed to publicly consult on:

  • updating the NSW National Parks Establishment Plan
  • the social and economic implications of new park proposals
  • how to improve community involvement in the reserve establishment process.

This consultation has closed.

Comment is sought on the proposed directions, socio-economic considerations and community involvement in creating new national parks and reserves in NSW.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) acquires land for the establishment of new national parks through various means such as the transfer of other public land, the voluntary sale or transfer of private land, bequests and donations, or through biodiversity offsets, in order to achieve the objectives of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

NPWS is considering whether opportunities exist to improve the national parks establishment process.

Two documents, a directions statement and a socio-economic report on land acquisition, have been prepared to form the basis of a consultation with the community.

This consultation is occurring in response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into Management of Public Land Management in NSW. As a consequence of the inquiry, the NSW Government has committed to publicly consult on:

  • updating the NSW National Parks Establishment Plan
  • the social and economic implications of new park proposals
  • how to improve community involvement in the reserve establishment process.

Directions statement

Directions Statement for National Park Establishment

In response to Recommendation 3 of the Management of Public Land in NSW Inquiry, the NSW Government made a commitment to:

“Review and update the NSW National Parks Establishment Plan to take account of recent information and current and future conservation priorities.

This will reinforce the scientific basis for building the national parks system, consistent with international best practice and nationally agreed frameworks.”

A Directions Statement for National Park Establishment has been prepared to reframe the NSW National Parks Establishment Plan that has guided land acquisition since 2008. The purpose of the directions statement is to:

  • convey the types of conservation priorities that are important to the expansion and enhancement of the National Park Estate
  • present the NSW Government’s focus for effort and investment in reserve establishment over the next five years (2015-2020)
This consultation has closed.