Innes National Park Management Plan - Draft Amendments

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Consultation has concluded

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 Innes National Park Management Plan 2003.

The Innes 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 and sites rehabilitated.

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

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 Innes National Park Management Plan 2003.

The Innes 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 and sites rehabilitated.

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:

  • Coorong National Park Management Plan 1990
  • 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:

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 Innes 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


Now Closed

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.

Innes National Park is located on the south-western tip of the Yorke Peninsula. It was first established in 1970 with further parcels added to the park in later years. The park contains important habitat for fauna species of conservation significance including the western whipbird and mallee fowl. The park also contains a variety of important environments including intertidal systems, dunes, coastal heathlands, mallee woodlands, salinas, and small off-shore islands. The park incorporates the largest remnant of native vegetation on the Yorke Peninsula, attracts over 200,000 visitors each year and is recognised as an important contributor to the regional tourism economy.

The Narungga People have lived on Yorke Peninsula for many thousands of years and they know the land intimately – its physical features, animal and plant life and water resources. The Narungga Nation was made up of four clans: the Kurnara in the north of the peninsula; Windera in the east; Wari in the west; and Dilpa in the south. Today, the Narungga People continue to maintain strong cultural links to the region.

The Innes National Park Management Plan was adopted in 2003. These draft amendments currently proposed are in response to the South Australian Government’s commitment to creating new opportunities for families to retain shacks in the park by expanding the eligibility to maintain a lease in return for upgrading the shack to meet contemporary safety, amenity and environmental standards.