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Hill End Historic Site

What we're doing

Park management activities

Hill End Historic Site has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have an impact to biodiversity of Hill End Historic Site. Pest reduction of introduced species, as well as risk assessment for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity of this historic site.

Historic heritage in our parks and reserves

The historic heritage of Hill End Historic Site is preserved through a variety of NPWS programs that embrace its colonial past. Heritage revitalisation, sustainable adaptive reuse and history interpretation projects are ongoing in this park.

Conservation program

Hill End Historic Site buildings conservation

A gold mining site since the 1850s, Hill End Historic Site is listed on the State Heritage Register for its cultural, scientific, and social value to generations of Australians. Located approximately 300km north-west of Sydney, Hill End is the focus of an ongoing conservation and adaptive re-use program to safeguard its valuable history.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS is dedicated to ensuring visitors have positive, memorable experiences in NSW national parks. In keeping with this, historically significant tourist accommodation and other visitor facilities in Hill End Historic Site receive progressive restoration and are maintained to a high standard.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.

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Golden Gully, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: Debby McGerty