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Have your say on the Witjira National Park Draft Management Plan (PDF 4.8MB), which sets out the management directions for Witjira National Park.

What is being decided?

A management plan for Witjira National Park is being developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in conjunction with the Witjira National Park Co-management Board. Once finalised, the plan will set out objectives and strategies for the ongoing protection and conservation of Witjira National Park.

How can your input influence the decision?

The draft management plan has been developed to facilitate community input into the future management of this national park. The plan addresses the most important issues facing the park, focusing on three key themes:

Theme 1: Increasing connection to Country for Wangkangurru and Lower Southern Arrernte people

Theme 2: Protecting and enhancing the Witjira National Park environment

Theme 3: Providing a unique cultural and nature-based experience for visitors

Members of the community are encouraged to express their views on the draft plan by making a submission. All submissions will be considered in the development of the final plan. Submissions may be made up to 9 June 2017.

Have your say and submit your feedback by:

Completing the survey, joining the discussion, sending in a submission to or:

Amy Allen
Project Officer
Protected Areas Unit
GPO Box 1047

To ensure that your submission is effective:

  • State the plan to which you are referring, as several may be on public exhibition.
  • Make your submission concise and clear.
  • Refer to the page, section number, paragraph and/or objective or strategy upon which you are commenting.
  • Identify aspects of the draft plan that you support, or do not support. Explain your reasons for disagreeing with the content of the draft plan and suggest alternatives.
  • If you are commenting on the accuracy of background information, provide references for your information sources.

Each submission will be carefully reviewed and comments incorporated where appropriate.

How will your input be used?

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via return email or post. The Witjira National Park Management Plan, together with all public submissions and a detailed Analysis of Submissions, will be forwarded to the Parks and Wilderness Council for its consideration and advice.

The plan, along with Council’s advice will then be forwarded to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for consideration and adoption. Notice of the adoption of the final plan will be published in the Government Gazette and the final Witjira National Park Management Plan will be made available at

The Analysis of Submissions document will be released along with the final plan. This document details the comments raised, the response to those comments and whether any changes were made to the plan as a result of those comments. For more information on the criteria used to analyse submissions, click here (PDF 98KB).

Please note that your submission will become part of the public record and will be available to anyone who requests a copy unless you specifically request otherwise.

Want to know more?

Contact us via: or 8207 7747.