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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

Summary of South Bruny National Park, Waterfall Creek State Reserve, Green Island Nature Reserve Management Plan 2000

The full version of the South Bruny National Park, Waterfall Creek State Reserve, Green Island Nature Reserve Management Plan 2000 can be downloaded as a PDF File (362 Kb).

Constituent maps are avialable as separate PDFs:
Map 1 - Location (183 Kb)
Map 2 - Boundaries (278 Kb)
Map 3 - Management Zones (3420 Kb)
Map 4 - Management Zones Insets (175 Kb)

Summary

The spectacular natural landscapes of the South Bruny National Park contain intrinsically important environmental values which also underpin the value of the Park for recreation and tourism. The geology of the Park contains features from many geological ages.

The vegetation consists of a great diversity of predominantly dry sclerophyll plant communities, heathlands and coastal vegetation. There are geographically significant endemic species such as velvet bush and threatened species including an endemic eyebright.

The Park protects one of the largest surviving colonies of the forty spotted pardalote. Many of these features of the Park are of scientific and educational interest.

The Park includes features of Aboriginal and historic heritage value.

The waterfalls and the wet forest, including many types of ferns along the creek, create the scenic landscape for which the Waterfall Creek State Reserve was created.

The Green Island Nature Reserve was reserved to protect bird breeding colonies.

The management plan provides for conservation of the values of the Park and the Reserves. In the case of South Bruny National Park and Waterfall Creek State Reserve, the plan also provides for visitor access and facilities.

To these ends, the management plan:

  • zones the Park and Reserves to take account of different features and values and direct and manage visitor activities and impacts;
  • focuses on conservation of threatened and priority flora and fauna species and communities with Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) or National Estate values;
  • protects Aboriginal and historic heritage features and values, including the historic Cape Bruny lightstation;
  • in the national park, identifies key locations for provision of visitor facilities and services at Cape Bruny, Jetty Beach, Cloudy Bay and Grass Point; and
  • promotes the Park and State Reserve as an important visitor destination in southeast Tasmania.