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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 25 August 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 03:31)
Part 4 Division 2 Section 30E
30E   National parks
(1)  The purpose of reserving land as a national park is to identify, protect and conserve areas containing outstanding or representative ecosystems, natural or cultural features or landscapes or phenomena that provide opportunities for public appreciation and inspiration and sustainable visitor or tourist use and enjoyment so as to enable those areas to be managed in accordance with subsection (2).
(2)  A national park is to be managed in accordance with the following principles:
(a)  the conservation of biodiversity, the maintenance of ecosystem function, the protection of geological and geomorphological features and natural phenomena and the maintenance of natural landscapes,
(b)  the conservation of places, objects, features and landscapes of cultural value,
(c)  the protection of the ecological integrity of one or more ecosystems for present and future generations,
(d)  the promotion of public appreciation and understanding of the national park’s natural and cultural values,
(e)  provision for sustainable visitor or tourist use and enjoyment that is compatible with the conservation of the national park’s natural and cultural values,
(f)  provision for the sustainable use (including adaptive reuse) of any buildings or structures or modified natural areas having regard to the conservation of the national park’s natural and cultural values,
(fa)  provision for the carrying out of development in any part of a special area (within the meaning of the Hunter Water Act 1991) in the national park that is permitted under section 185A having regard to the conservation of the national park’s natural and cultural values,
(g)  provision for appropriate research and monitoring.