Management Plan 2002 | Booderee National Park

About the Plan

We believe visitors and all those connected with Booderee National Park recognise it as a very important and special part of Australia's heritage which needs careful management and cooperation between all interested parties. It is home to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, it is a National Park with considerable cultural and biological significance,and it is a valued destination for numerous visitors.

This management plan, which is the first for the park,sets out how the park will be managed over the next seven years.

This management plan has been completed following extensive public input. Public comment was taken into account in developing the draft management plan,following invitations in 1997, when some 49 submissions were received. The Draft Management Plan was published in June 2001 and public comment was again invited, resulting in 66 submissions representing a wide range of interests. These spanned a diversity of levels: political; Commonwealth, State and local government; industry and user groups; and individuals. The Director and the Board of Management have carefully considered the public comments in completing preparation of this management plan, and wish to record their appreciation of the contribution made by those who submitted comments.

With a sense of excitement, responsibility and pride, we present this first management plan for Booderee National Park. We look forward to the benefits which will flow from implementation of the plan, especially the sustainable management of a precious resource for the benefit of the present and future generations of Australians.

The plan came into effect on 3 April 2002. Consistent with section 373 of the EPBC Act, it is intended that the Plan will be effective for seven years or until a new Plan comes into operation within the prescribed seven year period.

Copies of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act may be purchased from Australian Government Bookshops or may be viewed on the Internet at http://www.comlaw.gov.au/.