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.

Socio-economic

Socio-economic assessment in NPWS land acquisition

NPWS considers socio-economic issues as part of its land acquisition process in order to:

  • understand the likely socio-economic outcomes of land acquisition proposals for local communities
  • inform wider decision- making processes on land acquisition

NPWS is seeking to develop and strengthen how it goes about considering socio-economic issues and is seeking community input into how this can best be done. The document Socio-economic assessment in NPWS land acquisition has been prepared as a basis for consultation with the community. It outlines NPWS’ current and intended processes for the consideration of socio-economic matters.

This consultation has closed.