The Protected areas of New South Wales include both terrestrial and marine protected areas. As of June 2020 there are 225 national parks in New South Wales.[1]

As of 30 June 2010 there were 776[needs update] separate terrestrial protected areas with a total land area of 6,641,256 hectares (16,410,900 acres) (8.29% of the state’s area). At that time there were 18 aquatic protected areas with a total area of 347,087 hectares (857,670 acres).[2]

New conservation area

In June 2020 the Government of New South Wales acquired 153,415 ha (379,100 acres),[3] or 1,534 km2 (592 sq mi)[4] of private land for a new national park, when it purchased Narriearra station in the state’s far north-west.[3] It is the largest ever purchase of private land for conservation in the state,[4] and provides 90 percent of the habitat of the endangered grey grasswren. The Dingo Fence on the border with Queensland forms the northern boundary of the property.[5]

Terrestrial protected areas

National Parks

National parks are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

Northern Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Environment and Climate Change of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

State Conservation Areas

State Conservation Areas, formerly referred to as State Recreation Areas, are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Regional Parks

Regional Parks are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Aboriginal Areas

Aboriginal Areas are managed by local Aboriginal communities and the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hunter & Mid North Coast

New England Tablelands

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

Historic Sites

A number of Historic Sites are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change. Other historic sites in the state are managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Central NSW

Hunter & Mid North Coast

Northern Rivers

Outback NSW

South Coast & Highlands

Sydney & Surrounds

State Parks

State Parks are managed by the Land and Property Management Authority.

Karst Conservation Reserves

Four Karst Conservation Reserves are managed by the Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust.

Marine protected areas

Marine Parks

Marine Parks are managed by the .[6]

Aquatic reserves

Aquatic reserves are managed by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.[7]

  • Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, Tweed Heads
  • , Hawkesbury River
  • , Manly
  • , Sydney
  • , La Perouse
  • , Kurnell
  • , Botany Bay
  • , Port Hacking
  • , Shell Harbour

See also

References

  1. ^ "Home". NSW National Parks. 25 December 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Department of Environment Climate Change and Water Annual Report 2009-10". Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010: 283. ISSN 1838-5958. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b Redfearn, Graham (27 June 2020). "NSW makes record land purchase for new national park". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b "New Australia national park for rare species". BBC News. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ Mabin, Saskia (27 June 2020). "NSW buys outback station in state's largest single property purchase for a national park". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Marine parks". Marine protected areas. NSW Department of Industry. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Aquatic reserves". Marine Protected Areas. NSW Department of Industry. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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