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Summary of Freycinet National Park and Wye River State Reserve Management Plan 2000

The full version of the Freycinet National Park and Wye River State Reserve Management Plan can be downloaded as a PDF (1,707 Kb)

An alteration to the plan was made in 2004, and is to be read in conjunction with the above:

Freycinet National Park Management Plan 2004 - (Altering the Freycinet National Park, Wye River State Reserve Management Plan 2000), available for download as a PDF (143 Kb)

Summary


Freycinet National Park is important for nature conservation due to its variety of landscape, vegetation communities and correspondingly diverse fauna. It is well protected geographically and is large enough to include areas for both conservation and recreation. The impressive granite peaks, spectacular cliffs and long sandy beaches of Freycinet National Park are appreciated by locals and visitors to the State alike. It is important for cultural heritage conservation due to the extensive evidence of Aboriginal occupation and European occupation. Aboriginal sites include shell middens, rock quarries, rock shelters, stone artefacts and possibly a rock painting. European sites include huts, mining sites, bay whaling stations and shipwrecks. Freycinet National Park is one of the most popular parks in Tasmania for tourists and locals alike, known for its scenic beauty, accessibility, pleasant weather and wide range of recreational opportunities.

The Wye River State Reserve was created to protect forest communities and threatened flora species.

The management plan provides for conservation of the values of the Park and the Reserve. Particularly in the case of Freycinet National Park, the plan also provides for visitor access and facilities.

To these ends, the management plan:

  • zones the Park and Reserve to take account of different features and values and direct and manage visitor activities and impacts;
  • focuses on conservation of threatened and priority flora and fauna species and communities with Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) or National Estate values;
  • protects Aboriginal and historic heritage features and values; - in the Park, identifies key locations for provision of visitor facilities and services in Visitor Services Zones at Coles Bay, Whitewater Wall and Isaacs Point;
  • gives priority to improving visitor facilities and services, particularly interpretation and short walks, in the Coles Bay Visitor Services Zone; and
  • promotes the Park as an important visitor destination on Tasmania's east coast.

An alteration to the plan was made in 2004:

Freycinet National Park Management Plan 2004 - (Altering the Freycinet National Park, Wye River State Reserve Management Plan 2000)

Freycinet National Park is currently managed in accordance with a statutory management plan, the Freycinet National Park, Wye River State Reserve Management Plan 2000. The 2004 plan has the effect of altering the 2000 plan in specific areas. The reasons for preparing this plan are twofold. Firstly, it has been prepared to provide for the construction and operation of extended potable water storage capacity in the Middleton Creek Tinfield area. Secondly, it has been prepared to provide for redevelopment of the Wineglass Bay lookout track. Section 2 of this plan sets out background on the water storage proposal, while Section 3 sets out background on the lookout track proposal. Section 4 sets out the proposed changes to the plan. The management of the Freycinet National Park will be governed by the Freycinet National Park, Wye River State Reserve Management Plan 2000 and this plan read together.