The National Parks Act 1975 requires that the Secretary to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries prepare a plan of management for each national and state park. The Secretary to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries delegates this responsibility to Parks Victoria within a Management Services Agreement between the two agencies. Parks Victoria’s Corporate Plan, approved by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, lists the parks that require a new management plan in the short term
A more detailed Business Plan is created each year by Parks Victoria which describes the programs that will fulfill the three-year strategies described in the Corporate Plan. Detailed performance targets and measures are outlined in the annual Business Plan and reported on in Parks Victoria’s Annual Report as required under the Parks Victoria Act 1998. The National Parks Act 1975 requires that an annual report be prepared every year on the workings of the Act.
What is a management plan?
Park management plans articulate the vision, goals, outcomes, measures and long-term strategies for parks within planning areas. They are consistent with Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries corporate documents, legislation, policies and decision-making tools (listed in Statewide Planning Approach). Management plans are prepared in consultation with the community. When approved by the Secretary and the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, plans will guide future management of the park.
Management plans have a 15-year time frame and adopt a landscape-wide approach, so they consider things bordering the park that influence how a park operates. Landscape scale approaches are recognised as fundamental to achieving objectives within and across smaller parcels of land (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Department of Sustainability). Zones and overlays provide further prescriptions for management within defined areas. Some zones are defined through legislation, such as Reference Areas, while others are set through the management plan, such as Conservation Zone.
12 Feb 2014
It’s been another successful Summer by the Sea holiday program at Foster and Wilsons Promontory, thanks to the efforts of Parks Victoria’s Summer Rangers. The seasonal program is designed to engage and educate through show-casing the local marine environment. It is run in partnership with the Department of Environment and…
15 Mar 2014 9:00am - 16 Mar 2014 5:00pm
The Back to Steiglitz community art group will have an exhibition in St Paul's church, Steiglitz. There will be 4 artists displaying their works in a variety of mediums and styles. Historic buildings will be open to the public. The Back to Steiglitz group will provide food and drinks for…
16 Mar 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week Mornington Peninsula Shire and Parks Victoria invites you to a screening of Alias Ruby Blade - A story of love and revolution The acclaimed documentary film follows Kirsty Sword Gusmao who aspired to be a filmmaker and instead became a revolutionary. Whilst working for the…
23 Mar 2014 9:00am-3:00pm
Help create koala habitat and learn about koalas. Enjoy a day helping Koalas in the wild. Search for koalas, monitor their behaviour, remove weeds from their habitat and take records of all other wildlife seen, all in the company of a highly experienced Koala Researcher. Part of the day is…
23 Mar 2014 11:00am-3:30pm
Live.Grow.Explore. Community Day brings community together to explore their broader backyard and to learn more about sustainable lifestyle choices in one of Melbourne's most extensive landcare and reinvigoration corridors. This FREE family event and BBQ lunch showcases many sustainable education stalls. The day includes Vasili Kanidiadis of Vasilis Garden to…
Brushtail Possum at Cape Conran Coastal Park. Thanks to Josh Drohan for sharing...Brushtail Possum at Cape Conran Coastal Park. Thanks to Josh Drohan for sharing this gorgeous photo.View post | Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16.28
Why the long face? This local Clydesdale joined the discussion on fire control...Why the long face? This local Clydesdale joined the discussion on fire control tactics at Goongerah during the fires in Far East Gippsland last month.View post | Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11.01
Happy International Women’s Day! Photo: Ranger Deb Cross at the Gil Groggin Fir...Happy International Women’s Day! Photo: Ranger Deb Cross at the Gil Groggin Fire north of Buchan.View post | Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09.42
The Mt Zero area in Grampians National Park has re-opened in time for the long w...The Mt Zero area in Grampians National Park has re-opened in time for the long weekend to provide visitors with a walking experience in the Northern Grampians. Many areas in the park are now open after the fire in January. Full details here http://ow.ly/ukBMTView post | Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17.11
Thanks to all our Facebook friends who have sent in their favourite park photos...Thanks to all our Facebook friends who have sent in their favourite park photos this week to help inspire your next park visit. Enjoy your local parks and beyond this long weekend to help celebrate the end of Parks Week.Friends Parks Week photosThanks to all our Facebook friends who have sent in their favourite park photos this week to help inspire your next park visit. Enjoy your local parks and beyond this long weekend to help celebrate the end of Parks Week.View post | Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13.45