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Summary of South Bruny National Park, Waterfall Creek State Reserve, Green Island Nature Reserve Management Plan 2000

The full version of the South Bruny National Park, Waterfall Creek State Reserve, Green Island Nature Reserve Management Plan 2000 can be downloaded as a PDF File (362 Kb).

Constituent maps are avialable as separate PDFs:
Map 1 - Location (183 Kb)
Map 2 - Boundaries (278 Kb)
Map 3 - Management Zones (3420 Kb)
Map 4 - Management Zones Insets (175 Kb)

Summary

The spectacular natural landscapes of the South Bruny National Park contain intrinsically important environmental values which also underpin the value of the Park for recreation and tourism. The geology of the Park contains features from many geological ages.

The vegetation consists of a great diversity of predominantly dry sclerophyll plant communities, heathlands and coastal vegetation. There are geographically significant endemic species such as velvet bush and threatened species including an endemic eyebright.

The Park protects one of the largest surviving colonies of the forty spotted pardalote. Many of these features of the Park are of scientific and educational interest.

The Park includes features of Aboriginal and historic heritage value.

The waterfalls and the wet forest, including many types of ferns along the creek, create the scenic landscape for which the Waterfall Creek State Reserve was created.

The Green Island Nature Reserve was reserved to protect bird breeding colonies.

The management plan provides for conservation of the values of the Park and the Reserves. In the case of South Bruny National Park and Waterfall Creek State Reserve, the plan also provides for visitor access and facilities.

To these ends, the management plan:

  • zones the Park and Reserves 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, including the historic Cape Bruny lightstation;
  • in the national park, identifies key locations for provision of visitor facilities and services at Cape Bruny, Jetty Beach, Cloudy Bay and Grass Point; and
  • promotes the Park and State Reserve as an important visitor destination in southeast Tasmania.