The public has been given the opportunity to comment on a new plan of management for the Mimosa Rocks National Park on the NSW South Coast. Mimosa Rocks NP is located between the townships of Tathra and Bermagui and encompasses 20km of coastline and hinterland forest. The NPWS National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has announced that a new draft plan for the 6,000 hectare coastal park has been placed on public exhibition until mid June.
The new draft plan is now on exhibition for three months ending June 15 this year.
NPWS Far South Coast Regional Manager, Tim Shepherd, said that this was an opportunity for members of the public to influence the future management direction for the park.
“This is the second plan of management written for the park and will replace the 1998 plan.
Some key proposals in the draft plan include:
* Construction of additional walking tracks;
* Re-use of the Myer House at Penders (Bithry Inlet) for holiday accommodation upon expiry of the current lease over the area;
* Establishment of an Aboriginal culture camp;
* Expansion of the capacity of the Gillards Beach camping area; and
* Introduction of a campsite booking system for peak visitation periods.
Written submissions on the draft plan must reach the Planning Officer at Narooma DECC office by 15th June 2009.
The plan may be inspected at DECC offices at Narooma and Merimbula, and also at the Bega Valley Shire libraries at Bega and Bermagui. Copies of the plan may be obtained, free of charge, from the Narooma or Merimbula offices, and are also available to view or download on the DECC website www.environment.nsw.gov.au.