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Protected area management plans

The Nature Conservation Act 1992 requires the chief executive, as soon as practicable after the dedication of a national park, national park (Cape York Aboriginal land), regional reserve, or after the declaration of a nature refuge, coordinated conservation area or Indigenous joint management area, to prepare a management statement for the area.

Management plans are prepared when an area has important natural and cultural values that must be carefully managed. They take into consideration any significant threats to these values, significant concerns from the public, and the nature or management of proposed commercial or recreational uses of the area.

Management plans must be consistent with the management principles for the area and specify management outcomes for the protection, presentation and use of the area, and the policies, guidelines and actions to achieve the outcomes.

Not all protected areas have a management plan; most will have a management statement which provides a simple expression of management intent for an area.

All of the current management plans are listed below. Some of the management plans below have been scanned. If you are having difficulties accessing and downloading these documents please contact 13 QGOV (13 7468) or email for a copy.

Have your say on park management plans

Where a management plan is prepared for a park, you will have the opportunity to have a say in the management of the park by making a submission on the draft management plan.

Information on what management statements and plans are currently being prepared, and how to make a submission on a draft management plan is available on the consultation and notices page.

Protected area management plan register
Protected area name Management plan publication name Governor in Council approval date
Auburn River National Park Auburn River National Park (PDF, 639K) 21/04/2011
Bakers Creek Regional Park Bakers Creek Regional Park (PDF, 1.8M) 31/08/2000
Barnard Island Group National Park Barnard Island Group National Park (PDF, 955K) 17/09/1998
Blackwood National Park Blackwood National Park (PDF, 1.9M) 14/04/2011
Bowling Green Bay National Park Bowling Green Bay National Park (PDF, 2.0M) 19/10/2000
Broadwater Regional Park Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area (PDF, 43M) 17/09/1998
Brook Islands National Park Brook Islands National Park and Goold Island National Park (PDF, 238K) 25/11/1999
Buckleys Hole Regional Park Buckleys Hole Regional Park (PDF, 1.8M) 17/09/1998
Bullock Creek Regional Park Bullock Creek Regional Park (PDF, 106K) 24/02/2000
Burleigh Head National Park Burleigh Head National Park (PDF, 195K) 24/02/2000
Bushy Island National Park (now part of South Cumberland Islands National Park) Bushy Island National Park (PDF, 1.5M) Note 1 17/09/1998
Byfield Regional Park Byfield Area (PDF, 1.9M) Note 3

FAQs (PDF, 138K)

27/05/2010
Byfield National Park

Byfield Area (PDF, 1.9M) Note 3

FAQs (PDF, 138K)

27/05/2010
Cape Hillsborough National Park and adjoining State Waters Cape Hillsborough, Pioneer Peaks, Mount Ossa, Mount Martin and Reliance Creek National Parks and adjoining State Waters (PDF, 1.8M) 09/06/2011
Cape Moreton Regional Park Moreton Island National Park, Cape Moreton Regional Park and Moreton Island Recreation Area (PDF, 743K) 29/03/2007
Capricorn Coast National Park Capricorn Coast National Park (PDF, 4.6M) 31/08/2000
Capricornia Cays National Park and adjoining State waters Capricornia Cays National Park and adjoining State waters (PDF, 1.5M)  22/08/2014
Carbook Wetlands Regional Park Carbrook Wetlands Regional Park Serpentine Creek Regional Park (PDF, 179K) 24/02/2000
Carnarvon National Park Carnarvon National Park (PDF, 1.7M) 16/05/2005
Coalstoun Lakes National Park Coalstoun Lakes National Park (PDF, 1.8M) 31/08/2000
Cressbrook Regional Park Cressbrook Regional Park (PDF, 104K) 24/02/2000
Culgoa Floodplain National Park Culgoa Floodplain National Park (PDF, 417K) 17/09/1998
Currawinya National Park Currawinya National Park (PDF, 299K) 29/03/2001
Dalrymple National Park Dalrymple National Park (PDF, 617K) 28/07/2011
Deepwater National Park Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area (PDF, 43M) 17/09/1998
Dipperu National Park Dipperu National Park (PDF, 857K) 04/08/2011
Djilgarin Regional Park Djilgarin and Jalum Regional Parks (PDF, 1.9M) 14/04/2011
Dwyers Scrub Regional Park Dwyers Scrub Regional Park (PDF, 476K) 17/09/1998
Epping Forest National Park Epping Forest National Park (PDF, 448K) 05/05/2011
Eurimbula National Park Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area (PDF, 43M) 17/09/1998
Eurimbula Regional Park Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area (PDF, 43M) 17/09/1998
Family Islands National Park Family Islands National Park (PDF, 1.3M) 19/10/2000
Fitzroy Island National Park

Fitzroy Island National Park and Marine Management Area (PDF, 1.6M)

30/06/2011
Forest Den National Park Forest Den National Park (PDF, 1.5M) 17/09/1998
Forty Mile Scrub National Park Undara Volcanic and Forty Mile Scrub National Parks (PDF, 2.6M) 24/02/2000
Frankland Group National Park Frankland Group National Park (PDF, 489K) 17/09/1998
Girraween National Park Girraween National Park (PDF, 1.8M)  30/09/2010
Goold Island National Park Brook Islands National Park and Goold Island National Park (PDF, 238K) 25/11/1999
Great Sandy Regional Park Great Sandy Regional Park (PDF, 1.8M) 31/08/2000
Green Island Recreation Area and Green Island National Park Green Island Recreation Area incorporating Green Island National Park, part of the Cairns Marine Park (State) and part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Commonwealth) and Green Island National Park (PDF, 840K)  
Hinchinbrook Island National Park

Hinchinbrook Island National Park (PDF, 406K)

Hinchinbrook National Park Resource Information Document (PDF, 966K)

17/3/2016
Holbourne Island National Park Holbourne Island National Park and adjoining State Waters (PDF, 1.3M)  22/09/2011
Hope Islands National Park Hope Islands National Park (PDF, 471K) 17/09/1998
Horseshoe Lagoon Regional Park Horseshoe Lagoon Regional Park (PDF, 632K) 19/10/2000
Idalia National Park Idalia National Park (PDF, 7.4M) 17/09/1998
Indooroopilly Island Regional Park Indooroopilly Island Regional Park (PDF, 107K) 24/02/2000
Jalum Regional Park Djilgarin and Jalum Regional Parks (PDF, 1.9M)  14/04/2011
Joseph Banks (Round Hill Head) Regional Park Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area (PDF, 43M) 17/09/1998
Keppel Bay Islands National Park Keppel Bay Islands National Park (PDF, 2.3M) 17/09/1998
King Island Regional Park King Island Regional Park (PDF, 98K) 24/02/2000
Kondalilla National Park Kondalilla National Park (PDF, 568K) 17/09/1998
Lamington National Park Lamington National Park (PDF, 1.0M) 06/10/2011
Littabella National Park Littabella National Park (PDF, 905K) 31/08/2000
Lochern National Park Lochern National Park (PDF, 687K) 17/09/1998
Mariala National Park Mariala National Park (PDF, 445K) 17/09/1998
Maroochy River Regional Park Maroochy River Regional Park (PDF, 1.2M) 24/02/2000
Mazeppa National Park Mazeppa National Park (PDF, 500K) 05/05/2011
Michaelmas and Upolu Cays National Park Michaelmas and Upolu Cays National Park (PDF, 1.6M) 17/09/1998
Minerva Hills National Park Minerva Hills National Park (PDF, 691K) 05/05/2011
Mooloolah River National Park Mooloolah River National Park (PDF, 208K) 24/02/2000
Moorrinya National Park Moorrinya National Park (PDF, 554K) 21/04/2011
Moreton Island National Park Moreton Island National Park, Cape Moreton Regional Park and Moreton Island Regional Area (PDF, 743K) 29/03/2007
Mount Aberdeen National Park Mount Aberdeen National Park (PDF, 2.8M) 14/04/2011
Mount Bauple National Park Mount Bauple National Park (PDF, 1.2M) 09/06/2011
Mount Blarney Regional Park Mount Blarney Regional Park (PDF, 1.6M) 31/08/2000
Mount Coolum National Park Mount Coolum National Park (PDF, 416K) 17/09/1998
Mount Hector Regional Park Mount Hector Regional Park (PDF, 1.7M) 31/08/2000
Mount Martin National Park Cape Hillsborough, Pioneer Peaks, Mount Ossa, Mount Martin and Reliance Creek National Parks and adjoining State Waters (PDF, 1.8M) 09/06/2011
Mount Ossa National Park Cape Hillsborough, Pioneer Peaks, Mount Ossa, Mount Martin and Reliance Creek National Parks and adjoining State Waters (PDF, 1.8M) 09/06/2011
Mount Scoria Regional Park Mount Scoria Regional Park (PDF, 619K) 11/08/2011
Mouth of Baffle Creek Regional Park 2 Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area (PDF, 43M) 17/09/1998
Narrien Range National Park Narrien Range National Park (PDF, 4.8M) 14/04/2011
Nicoll Scrub National Park Nicoll Scrub National Park (PDF, 611K) 05/05/2011
Noosa National Park Noosa National Park (PDF, 299K) 25/11/1999
Nymph Island National Park (now part of Turtle Group National Park) Nymph Island National Park (PDF, 454K) 17/09/1998
Orpheus Island National Park Orpheus Island National Park (PDF, 703K) 19/10/2000
Pioneer Peaks National Park Cape Hillsborough, Pioneer Peaks, Mount Ossa, Mount Martin and Reliance Creek National Parks and adjoining State Waters (PDF, 1.8M) 09/06/2011
Pipeclay National Park Pipeclay National Park (PDF, 1.8M) 31/08/2000
Poona National Park Poona National Park (PDF, 1.9M) 31/08/2000
Porcupine Gorge National Park Porcupine Gorge National Park (PDF, 465K) 21/04/2011
Reliance Creek National Park and adjoining State Waters Cape Hillsborough, Pioneer Peaks, Mount Ossa, Mount Martin and Reliance Creek National Parks and adjoining State Waters (PDF, 1.8M) 09/06/2011
Rundle Range National Park Rundle Range National Park and Rundle Range Regional Park (PDF, 5.0M) 31/08/2000
Rundle Range Regional Park Rundle Range National Park and Rundle Range Regional Park (PDF, 5.0M) 31/08/2000
Serpentine Creek Regional Park (now part of Carbrook Wetlands Regional Park 2) Carbook Wetlands Regional Park Serpentine Creek Regional Park (PDF, 179K) 24/02/2000
Sheep Station Creek Regional Park Sheep Station Creek Regional Park (PDF, 824K) 17/11/2011
Southwood National Park Southwood National Park (PDF, 1.5M) 17/09/1998
Tarong National Park Tarong National Park (PDF, 2.0M) 14/04/2011
Taunton National Park Taunton National Park (PDF, 603K) 21/04/2011
Three Islands Group National Park Three Islands Group National Park (PDF, 1.7M) 09/02/2012
Tregole National Park Tregole National Park (PDF, 436K) 17/09/1998
Triunia National Park Triunia National Park (PDF, 1.0M) 07/07/2011
Turtle Group National Park Turtle Group National Park (PDF, 438K) 17/09/1998
Undara Volcanic National Park Undara Volcanic and Forty Mile Scrub National Parks (PDF, 2.6M) 24/02/2000
Venman Bushland National Park Venman Bushland National Park (PDF, 542K) 17/09/1998
Welford National Park Welford National Park (PDF, 709K) 05/05/2011
White Blow Regional Park White Blow Regional Park (PDF, 881K) 03/03/2011
Wondul Range National Park Wondul Range National Park (PDF, 667K) 05/05/2011

Note 1: Bushy Island National Park Management Plan was approved by the Governor in Council on 17/09/1998. Bushy Island National Park was amalgamated in the South Cumberland Islands National Park on 23/10/1998. The Nature Conservation Regulation s111 does not provide for the continuation of a management plan for only a part of a protected area. Therefore the approved management plan has no standing.

Note 2: Mt Etna Caves National Park Management Plan was approved by the Governor in Council on 19/09/1998. Mt Etna Caves National Park was enlarged by subordinate legislation on 15/12/2000. The Nature Conservation Regulation s111 does not provide for continuation of a management plan for only part of a protected area. Therefore the approved management plan has no standing.

Note 3: The Byfield Area Management Plan includes Byfield National Park, Byfield Regional Park, Byfield State Forest managed by QPWS, the Departmental and Official Purposes Reserve at Stockyard Point, Corio Bay and beaches of the State marine park, adjacent to these areas.

Last updated
2 November 2016