Plan of Management

The submissions on the Draft Plan of Management closed on 17 February 2014. The Board of Managment is now considering all submissions, before preparing the final Plan.

The draft plan of management outlines how the WCL will be managed over the next ten years. It identifies the important values in the park, the issues and threats to those values and proposes a series of management responses to help protect the park and its values into the future. The emphasis of the draft plan is the protection of Worimi cultural values, protection of natural values and providing for sustainable visitor use and recreation.

"The Board has worked hard to prepare a draft plan of management that protectes the land and our sites, whilst ensuring that people have the opportunity to visit and anjoy the park." Petrice Manton, Aboriginal owner and Chairperson WCL Board of Management.

"We encourage everyone to read the draft plan and make a submission. Your comments will help us develop the best long term plan for ensuring future generations can enjoy the Worimi Conservation Lands." Petrice Manton, Aboriginal owner and Chairperson WCL Board of Management.

You can download the Draft Plan, the accompanying brochure and a map showing the visitor access proposed in the Draft Plan  (these documents may take a few seconds to download).

Frequently asked questions about the WCL Draft Plan.

Further information provided to help inform about the Draft Plan is available here.

The draft plan was placed on exhibition at:

  • Port Stephens Council, 116 Adeliade Street, Raymond Terrace
  • Raymond Terrace Library, 18a Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace
  • Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre, 60 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
  • Tomaree Library, Town centre Circuit, Salamander way, Salamander Bay
  • Stockton Library, King Street, Stockton
  • Newcastle City Council, 282 King Street, newcastle
  • Newcastle City Library, Laman Street, Newcastle
  • Maitland City Council, 285-287 High Street, Maitland
  • Mitland Library, 480 high Street, Maitland
  • Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council, 2163 Nelson Bay Road, Williamtown
  • Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council, 16 Mustons Road, Karuah
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney