Protected areas of New South Wales

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The Protected areas of New South Wales include both terrestrial and aquatic protected areas. At 30 June 2010 there were 776[dated info] 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). 189 of these are national parks, totalling 5,045,422 hectares (12,467,510 acres).[1] At the same time there were 18 aquatic protected areas with a total area of 347,087 hectares (857,670 acres).[2]

Terrestrial protected areas[edit]

National Parks[edit]

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[edit]

Hunter & Mid North Coast[edit]

Northern Tablelands[edit]

Northern Rivers[edit]

Outback NSW[edit]

South Coast & Highlands[edit]

Sydney & Surrounds[edit]

Nature Reserves[edit]

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[edit]

Hunter & Mid North Coast[edit]

New England Tablelands[edit]

Northern Rivers[edit]

Outback NSW[edit]

South Coast & Highlands[edit]

Sydney & Surrounds[edit]

State Conservation Areas[edit]

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

Central NSW[edit]

Hunter & Mid North Coast[edit]

New England Tablelands[edit]

Northern Rivers[edit]

Outback NSW[edit]

South Coast & Highlands[edit]

Sydney & Surrounds[edit]

Regional Parks[edit]

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

Hunter & Mid North Coast[edit]

South Coast & Highlands[edit]

Sydney & Surrounds[edit]

Aboriginal Areas[edit]

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

Hunter & Mid North Coast[edit]

New England Tablelands[edit]

Northern Rivers[edit]

Outback NSW[edit]

South Coast & Highlands[edit]

Sydney & Surrounds[edit]

Historic Sites[edit]

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[edit]

Hunter & Mid North Coast[edit]

Northern Rivers[edit]

Outback NSW[edit]

South Coast & Highlands[edit]

Sydney & Surrounds[edit]

State Parks[edit]

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

Karst Conservation Reserves[edit]

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

Aquatic protected areas[edit]

Marine Parks[edit]

Marine Parks are managed by the New South Wales Marine Parks Authority.

Aquatic reserves[edit]

Aquatic reserves are managed by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Environment Climate Change and Water Annual Report 2009-10. Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010. pp. 274–275. ISSN 1838-5958. 
  2. ^ Department of Environment Climate Change and Water Annual Report 2009-10. Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010. p. 283. ISSN 1838-5958. 
  3. ^ "Marine protected areas". NSW Department of Primary Industries. Retrieved 7 March 2014.