Technical Audit | Kakadu Management Plan 2007-2014

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The current Kakadu National Park Management Plan (2007-2014) will expire at the end of 2013. A new plan must then be put in place.

To help us develop the new plan, the Director of National Parks commissioned an independent audit of the existing plan. The audit looked at how effective management has been and suggested improvements for the next plan. The audit provides an independent and transparent review by experts from a range of different fields, from biodiversity and fire ecology, to cultural heritage and tourism.

The findings of the audit will be discussed in consultations with traditional owners and other key stakeholders, and will be carefully considered by the Kakadu Board of Management in the preparation of the next management plan.

This will ensure that the sixth management plan for Kakadu National Park guides the next 10 years of management practices in a way that meets the needs of the traditional owners, protects the park's unique natural and cultural values and encourages sustainable, well-managed tourism and rewarding visitor experiences.

In addition to the audit, there will be a range of opportunities for key stakeholders and the public to tell us about what they want to see in the new plan. Find out more information about the development of the new Kakadu plan.

Note: the views contained within the audit report are those of the auditors and do not necessarily accord with the views of the Director of National Parks or other members of the Kakadu Board of Management.