National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW)
University-wide requirement. Lower impacts.
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NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
Level 14, 59 -61 Goulburn Street
P.O. Box A290
Sydney South NSW
02 9995 5000
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VC Compliance Delegate
Jo Scanlan, Director Facilities Management Services
Mark Creagan, FMS Governance & Compliance Coordinator
Business Units Impacted
The Act is a broad piece of legislation that covers a number of different areas including reserving lands, managing certain reserved lands, the protection of Aboriginal objects and places, the protection of fauna and the protection of native vegetation.
Reserved land types include:
* National parks
* Historic sites
* State conservation areas
* Regional parks
* Karst conservation areas
* Nature reserves;
* Aboriginal areas
Each of the different types of reserved land must be governed according to a set of management principles in the Act. The Chief Executive of the OEH (Office of Environment & Heritage) has responsibility for the care, control and management of all national parks and historic sites, unless there is a board of management for the park or site. The Chief Executive of the OEH is responsible for ensuring that all reserved lands under the Chief Executive’s care, control and management are covered by a Plan of Management as soon as practicable following reservation.
The Act makes special provision relating to the reservation, lease and management of Aboriginal lands and lands subject to native title claims.
This Act is relevant to the University as the Newholme Field Laboratory surrounds the majority of the Duval Nature Reserve which has a plan of management. A plan of management is a legal document that outlines how a reserve will be managed in the years ahead.