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Adoption of a new Plan of Management for Lane Cove National Park

The Minister for the Environment adopted a new Plan of Management for Lane Cove National Park on 17 February 2016.

Lane Cove National Park is located in the Sydney metropolitan area. It covers an area of 670 hectares, stretching along the Lane Cove River from Wahroonga and Thornleigh to East Ryde.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 requires that a plan of management be prepared for every national park in the State. Lane Cove National Park was previously subject to a plan adopted in 1998. A draft plan of management for Lane Cove National Park was placed on public exhibition between 12 October 2012 and 4 February 2013. The submissions received on the draft plan were carefully considered before adoption of the new plan.

The new plan contains actions to protect our natural environment, enhance cultural and recreation opportunities, increase opportunities for people to look after their neighbourhood environments and foster opportunities for partnerships with Aboriginal people.

The plan is available to view at

Michele Cooper

Valleys Area Manger

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

NPWS’s Naturescapes visitor e-newsletter

Naturescapes is the new quarterly NSW National Parks e-newsletter for visitors. The newsletter profiles the great activities, events, experiences, places and camping/accommodation available in our national parks, with a seasonal flavour and a focus on upcoming opportunities.

We encourage national park visitors around the state to subscribe to Naturescapes – they can do so by:

We hope you enjoy the current edition of Naturescapes, which can be viewed at the link below:

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NPWS Wildlife Atlas

Want to learn more about how NPWS keeps its records on wildlife sightings? Are you interested in having your own sightings contribute to these records? How about how we monitor the progress of threatened fauna in Sydney North? How does our fox baiting program work? And how do we monitor its effects on local wildlife populations?

See the information and links below for the Wildlife Atlas.

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The Birds in Backyards program
Guidelines for developing urban bird habitat.

Funded by a NSW Environmental Trust Grant, this project has produced guidelines for the development of bird-habitat for seven different user groups including domestic gardeners, schools, landscape architects, planners, and open space, streetscape and

bushland managers. These can be downloaded at

The Guidelines are based on a review of the scientific literature, and the complete report can also be downloaded from the site.

The wildflowers are out!!!!

There's something flowering at any time of the year!

Take a walk in your local remnant bushland, whether it be in Lane Cove National Park or in Pennant Hills, Macquarie Park, Lindfield (just to name some random suburbs) or wherever it may be.

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