Coorong National Park Management Plan - Draft Amendments

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Consultation Process

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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.

You are invited to share your views on the proposed changes to the Coorong National Park Management Plan 1990.

The Coorong National Park Management Plan states that existing lease holders will be granted life tenure for shacks in the park and once the lease expires, the shacks will be handed back to government and the shacks will be removed.

The proposed amendments aim to support the SA Government’s commitment to create new opportunities for

Consultation Process

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.

You are invited to share your views on the proposed changes to the Coorong National Park Management Plan 1990.

The Coorong National Park Management Plan states that existing lease holders will be granted life tenure for shacks in the park and once the lease expires, the shacks will be handed back to government and the shacks will be removed.

The proposed amendments aim to support the SA Government’s commitment to create new opportunities for families to retain shacks on Crown land and in national parks, as part of vibrant holiday communities.

Other management plans with proposed amendments as part of the Retaining Shacks commitment include:

  • Innes National Park Management Plan 2003
  • Little Dip Conservation Park Management Plan 1992
  • Parks of the Coffin Bay Area Management Plan 2004 (incorporates Kellidie Bay Conservation Park)

The proposed amendments to Park Management Plans relate to 85 shacks in national parks:

  • 62 in the Coorong National Park,
  • 20 in Innes National Park,
  • 2 in Kellidie Bay Conservation Park, and,
  • 1 in Little Dip Conservation Park.

More information on the delivery of the Retaining Shacks commitment can be found on the Department for Environment and Water Retaining Shacks page.

Get involved

To have your say, read the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments and:

Department for Environment and Water
National Parks and Protected Area Program
Attn: Planning and Policy Officer
GPO Box 1047
ADELAIDE SA 5000

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help in the development of the final amendments.

What are the next steps?

Feedback received will inform the final draft park management plan amendments that will be submitted to the Parks and Wilderness Council for consideration and advice before being submitted to the Minister for Environment and Water for adoption. This is expected to occur in April 2020.

A summary of the feedback and the adopted amendments to the Coorong National Park Management Plan will be publicly available on this and the Department for Environment and Water websites.

Contact details

For more information contact:

National Parks and Protected Area Program, Planning and Policy Officer
P: 8124 4737
E: DEWProtectedAreaManagement@sa.gov.au

Closing date: 5pm Friday 28 February 2020




Background


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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

The Coorong National Park was established in 1966. It stretches for around 200km from the mouth of the River Murray to Kingston in the South East. The park preserves coastal ecosystems and is a wetland of international importance, supporting many significant and endangered flora and fauna as well as provding important refuge for many waterfowl and migratory birds.

The Coorong is of enormous cultural significance to the Ngarrindjeri People, with ancient mounds of discarded shells revealing archaeological evidence of Aboriginal campsites over thousands of years. ‘Kurangk’ (meaning ‘long narrow neck’) is the name given to the area by the Ngarrindjeri People. On 14 December 2017 the Federal Court of Australia formally recognised the Ngarrindjeri People as the Traditional Owners of an area that encompases part of the Coorong National Park. The Coorong remains an intrinsic part of Ngarrindjeri culture, spirituality and identity.

The current Coorong National Park Management Plan was adopted in 1991. The plan was amended in 1995 to update the information relating to staffing, funding and visitor needs.

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    This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

    To have your say, read the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments and:

    Please note: Your submissions and survey responses will be made publicly available in full on the Department for Environment and Water’s website unless you indicate on the submission or survey that you wish for these to remain confidential. Please also note that any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.