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.
30 Oct 2013
A meeting of the state government agencies leading the campaign against the highly invasive Hawkweed species is taking place at Falls Creek on 7 and 8 November. Three types of Hawkweed occur in Australia, two of which are only found in the Falls Creek area. The Victorian Government is working…
15 Nov 2013 7:00pm - 2 Mar 2014 9:00pm
Fun, low key club mountain bike racing held on Friday nights over the Summer
11 Dec 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm
Festive season has arrived! Why not kick off summer with family, friends and colleagues by signing up to Emma & Tom's annual Christmas Run? Put the stress of Christmas shopping aside to enjoy a fun afternoon by Albert Part Lake. Don't forget to bring your picnic blanket along with some…
11 Dec 2013 8:15pm-9:15pm
The bat count is held once a month at dusk when the whole colony of 10,000 -20,000 bats fly out to feed around Melbourne’s suburbs. New counters are very welcome and much appreciated. Experience is not necessary as training is provided on the night. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, dress…
14 Dec 2013 9:00am - 15 Dec 2013 5:00pm
Escape to the mountains for a dose of sub-alpine walking before Christmas!! Help out with some track marking and once you reach the summit, relax and soak up wonderful wilderness views. For those who are happy to camp there will be a base-camp at Native Dog Flat for at least…
It's a beautiful day at Braeside Park. This photo of the native wild parsnip bus...It's a beautiful day at Braeside Park. This photo of the native wild parsnip bush in flower in the heathland conservation area was taken earlier today. The area was burnt two years ago in an ecological burn and is looking magnificent.View post | Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14.46
A sincere thank you goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers who contribute t...A sincere thank you goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and effort to the conservation of parks, gardens, rivers, caves and oceans around Victoria. We couldn’t do it without you. Happy International Volunteers Day.View post | Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12.03
Back from the Alpine National Park Bioscan - find out more about what it was lik...Back from the Alpine National Park Bioscan - find out more about what it was like in the field from ABC Rural | Bush Telegraph.Wildlife survey uncovers unique alpine creatureswww.abc.net.auCrayfish underneath alpine bogs, small mammals breeding themselves to death and native bees building a chimney can all be found in Australia's unique alpine environment.View post | Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15.29
If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Saturday 7 Decembe...If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Saturday 7 December then why not pack a picnic dinner, grab some chairs and bring the family to Days Mill Historic Farm, located at Days Road in Murchison, for a free movie night. Part of Activities in the Park, a series of free events that Parks Victoria runs in partnership with Greater Shepparton City Council from November till March 2014, the entertainment starts at 7.30pm with the Christmas themed movie ELF starring Will Farrell. For more information: http://bit.ly/1jiyOpJ Hope to see you there - Ranger Drue!View post | Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10.04
One of Victoria’s icon walks, the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing was officially...One of Victoria’s icon walks, the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing was officially launched last weekend. This 37km 3 day/2 nights walk links the resort villages of Falls Creek and Mt Hotham in the Alpine National Park. For further information visit our website: http://bit.ly/IHQaPaView post | Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16.18