Management Plan 2008-18 | Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden

About the Plan

Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden protect over 655 hectares of the remote Territory of Norfolk Island. Set in the south-west Pacific Ocean, the Territory provides a link between tropical and temperate oceanic island environments and is home to unique assemblages of flora and fauna.

the park and Garden provide habitat and breeding areas for endemic species, migratory birds and large colonies of breeding seabirds. They protect remnant areas of subtropical rainforest and viney hardwood forest which once covered much of the Island.

Management of the National Park and Botanic Garden has a strong focus on the protection of existing native flora and fauna and habitat restoration through the control of invasive species, planting of native vegetation and implementation of erosion control measures.

The National Park and Botanic Garden provide educational, scientific, cultural and recreational opportunities for Norfolk Island residents and visitors and a valuable resource for the Norfolk Island tourism industry.

The Management Plan for the Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden has been prepared under provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and meets all the statutory requirements for a management plan under that Act. Given the close proximity of the park and Botanic Garden, the similar nature of the threats they face, and the management goals and strategies required, a combined management plan for the two Commonwealth reserves has been prepared for the first time.

A draft Management Plan was gazetted for public comment on 1 August 2007 and the period of public comment closed on 3 September 2007. The Plan was revised in light of comments received, in consultation with the Norfolk Island National Park Advisory Committee and the Administration of Norfolk Island.

This Management Plan will provide a firm foundation for the management of the Norfolk Island National Park and the Norfolk Island Botanic Garden for the next ten years.