Management Plan 2007 - 2014 | Kakadu National Park


© Director of National Parks, 2007
ISBN 978 06 42 55 33 94

About the Plan

The 5th Management Plan for Kakadu National Park, setting the direction for the next seven years (2007-2014) has been released. It was prepared by the Kakadu Board of Management and the Director of National Parks.

Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land, home to one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. It is an internationally significant World Heritage Area, jointly managed with its Aboriginal traditional owners.

Kakadu protects the entire catchment of a large tropical river, the South Alligator, with stunning wetlands, spectacular escarpment country and a remarkable array of plants and animals, especially birdlife.

The new plan looks at how to conserve those natural and cultural values, whilst protecting the interests of the park's traditional owners and providing for safe and enriching experiences for visitors. This plan focuses on developing partnerships between government, the private sector and traditional owners to provide new opportunities for visitors and new business opportunities for local Aboriginal people.

The new plan also focuses on the importance of weed control and traditional fire management to keep the country strong. Climate change and improving the resilience of our habitats and species are also key considerations.

The plan was finalised following a public consultation period in 2006, which resulted in a number of amendments.

The Plan is available free of charge from the Department of Environment and Water Resources Community Information Unit (phone 1800 803 772); Kakadu National Park (08 8938 1100) and Parks Australia, Darwin (08 8920 1300).