National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
72AA Objectives and content of plans of management
(1) The following matters are to be taken into consideration in the preparation of a plan of management for land reserved under this Act:(a) the relevant management principles,(b) the conservation of biodiversity, including the maintenance of habitat, ecosystems and populations of threatened species,(c) the protection and appreciation of objects, places and structures of cultural significance, and tracts of land,(d) the protection of landscape values and scenic features,(e) the protection of geological and geomorphological features,(f) the protection of wilderness values and the management of wilderness areas,(g) the maintenance of natural processes,(h) the rehabilitation of landscapes and the reinstatement of natural processes,(i) fire management,(j) in the case of a plan of management for a national park, nature reserve or karst conservation reserve, the prohibition of the execution of any works adversely affecting the natural condition or special features of the park or reserve,(k) the potential for the reserved land to be used by Aboriginal people for cultural purposes,(l) the provision of opportunities for public understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural heritage values, including opportunities for sustainable visitor or tourist use and enjoyment of the reserved land,(m) the adaptive reuse of buildings and structures,(n) the appropriate (including culturally appropriate) and ecologically sustainable use of the reserved land, including use by lessees, licensees and occupiers of the land,(o) the preservation of catchment values,(p) the encouragement of appropriate research into natural and cultural features and processes, including threatening processes,(q) the identification and mitigation of threatening processes,(r) the statutory natural resource management, land use management plans and land management practices of land surrounding or within a region of the reserved land,(s) the regional, national and international context of the reserved land, the maintenance of any national and international significance of the reserved land and compliance with relevant national and international agreements, including the protection of world heritage values and the management of world heritage properties,(t) benefits to local communities,(u) the social and economic context of the reserve so as to ensure, for example, that the provision of visitor or tourist facilities is appropriate to the surrounding area or that pest species management programs are co-ordinated across different tenures,(v) the protection and management of wild rivers,(w) the impact of the management and the use of land acquired under Part 11 on the reserved land’s management.(2) A plan of management must include the means by which the responsible authority proposes to achieve the plan’s objectives and performance measures.(3) The matters referred to in subsection (1) (b)–(s) are to be taken into account, where appropriate, in the preparation of a plan of management for a wildlife refuge, wildlife management area or conservation area.(4) A plan of management is to contain a written scheme of operations which it is proposed to undertake in relation to the land that is the subject of the plan of management.(5) The written scheme of operations for a plan of management must:(a) if the plan is for land within a conservation area, relate to the carrying out of operations for the purpose and objects of the conservation agreement, and(b) if the plan is for land within a State forest, be consistent with the purpose and objects of this Act and the Forestry Act 2012.(5A) A plan of management for a karst conservation reserve is to include environmental performance standards and indicators for the purposes of section 151D (1) that ensure the environmental values of the reserve are conserved or restored.(6) Without limiting subsection (1), a plan of management may do any one or more of the following:(a) (Repealed)(b) in relation to land within a state conservation area, specify any activity proposed to be permitted in any part of the area and the nature of any development proposed to be carried out to encourage the use of that part for the activity so specified,(c) in relation to land reserved under Part 4A, provide for the use of the land for any community development purpose prescribed by the regulations.(7) A plan of management for a national park, historic site, nature reserve or karst conservation reserve may relate to land acquired or occupied, or proposed to be acquired or occupied, under Part 11.