Wollumbin National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Wollumbin National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
NSW National Parks Visitor Infrastructure Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a range of projects to enhance visitor facilities and create new, iconic visitor experiences in our national parks. These projects aim to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, to boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.
Wollumbin protects habitat for the threatened koala, little bentwing-bat, southern myotis and powerful owl. It also supports wet sclerophyll forest, rainforest and dry sclerophyll vegetation. All management activities will involve environmental or heritage assessments to ensure biodiversity values within this park are prioritised.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Wollumbin National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Wollumbin is a sacred place of deep cultural significance to Aboriginal People, particularly the Bundjalung nation, with cultural connections across Australia.
In 2014, an Aboriginal Place was declared over the upper reach of Wollumbin, including the summit, affording Wollumbin special legal protections, recognising and protecting Aboriginal cultural values, and ensuring a greater role for Aboriginal custodians to make decisions on managing the site.
An Aboriginal Place Management Plan has been prepared to document Wollumbin's significant cultural heritage values and articulate the aspirations of Aboriginal communities about the long-term management of the site.
The plan was prepared in consultation with Aboriginal communities, including the Wollumbin Consultative Group.
The Wollumbin Aboriginal Place Management Plan is available on the Environment and Heritage website.
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.
- in the North Coast region
Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track will remain closed pending the development of a Memorandum of Understanding and further joint management arrangements, with future management of the park to be guided by Aboriginal custodians.
The remainder of Wollumbin National Park, including Lyrebird Track, is also closed until further notice due to visitor infrastructure being significantly impacted by recent flooding events.
- Murwillumbah office
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.