- Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta
- Hallett Cove Conservation Park
- Marino Conservation Park.
- O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park Management Plan 2008
- Hallett Cove and Marino Conservation Parks Management Plan 2010
- Hallett Cove and Marino Conservation Parks Management Plan Amendment 2017.
- filling out the survey on YourSAy
- emailing a submission to DEWProtectedAreaManagement@sa.gov.au with 'Parks of the Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Precinct Draft Management Plan' in the subject heading
- posting a written submission to:
National Parks and Protected Area Program Unit
Department for Environment and Water
GPO Box 1047 Adelaide SA 5001.
What is a park management plan?
Park management plans are the main strategic documents used to manage protected areas in South Australia. Management plans set strategic direction, contain information on park values and threats and outline the objectives and strategies for how parks will be managed.
Park management plans are developed and adopted in accordance with the requirements of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.
Why is a new management plan being developed?
Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is South Australia’s newest national park, following its proclamation in May 2020. In accordance with Section 38 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, the Minister for Environment and Water must prepare a plan of management as soon as practicable after the constitution of a reserve.
Which parks are included in the draft plan?
There are three parks included in the draft plan:
Incorporating these parks into a single park management plan supports the South Australian Government vision for a coordinated and consistent approach to park management across the Glenthorne Precinct.
What is the Glenthorne Precinct?
The Glenthorne Precinct is a 1,500-hectare network of precious open space in Adelaide’s southern suburbs that will be preserved for people and wildlife to thrive within. It includes Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Marino Conservation Park, Happy Valley Reservoir, and areas of the Field River Valley. The vision for the precinct is to preserve and revitalise the area and turn it into a thriving environmental and recreational precinct for the whole community.
What happened to O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park?
The O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park was abolished under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 28 May 2020. The area that O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park encompassed was incorporated in the proclamation of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.
Why aren’t other areas within the Glenthorne Precinct included in the draft plan?
Park management plans are statutory documents that apply to parks proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.
Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta and Hallett Cove and Marino conservation parks are the only areas within the Glenthorne Precinct proclaimed under the Act.
There is a range of land tenure across the precinct and each organisation has their own requirements, policies, and processes. Working together will ensure strategic management across the precinct is coordinated and consistent across tenures.
How has the draft plan been developed?
This draft management plan was developed by the Department for Environment and Water with input from the Glenthorne Partnership, community leaders, technical experts and interested members of the public who contributed their views during development of the Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Master Plan.
What is the Glenthorne Master Plan?
The Glenthorne Master Plan was developed to provide strategic direction for the establishment of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. It outlines a vision and framework for long-term investment and management of the park.
The directions outlined in the Master Plan have been taken into account during the development of the draft park management plan to ensure the strategic vision and management of the park are aligned.
The Master Plan was developed using a co-design methodology to ensure the community was involved with helping shape the future of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. This approach promoted collaboration between the broader community, a diverse range of stakeholders, the Department for Environment and Water and the Glenthorne planning team. The co-design process included an on-going consultation forum, a series of community open days, workshops, and presentations.
What is the Glenthorne Partnership?
The Glenthorne Partnership was created to provide important community insight, ideas and perspectives, and help make decisions to ensure the establishment of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta meets community needs and expectations.
The group comprised of community members with connections to surrounding ‘Friends of Parks’ volunteer groups, the Kaurna community, the City of Marion, the local business association, and local R-12 school.
How come the plan doesn’t contain more detail on what will be undertaken?
The draft plan is intended to set the direction for strategic management of the parks as outlined in the objectives and strategies. The specific actions required to manage the parks in accordance with the plan will be developed and monitored at a park operations level. This approach ensures that the plan is flexible and able to guide a range of future management challenges.
When will the management plan be finalised?
At the conclusion of the 3-month consultation period the feedback received will be collated and analysed and used in the development of the final plan. The consultation report, analysis of feedback, and final plan will be submitted to the Parks and Wilderness Council for advice before being submitted to the Minister for Environment and Water for adoption in 2022.
What happens to the existing management plans when the new one is finalised?
Once the final plan is adopted by the Minister for Environment and Water it will replace the current management plans and plan amendments:
How can the public make a submission on the draft plan?
During the public consultation period the public can make a submission by: