Have your say on a new management plan for Murray River National Park
Riverland locals and nature lovers are encouraged to have their say on a revised management plan for the popular Murray River National Park.
The draft plan is now out for three months public consultation via the State Government’s YourSAy portal.
The Murray River National Park is a series of protected areas along the river floodplain extending from Kingston-on-Murray through to Bulyong Island, north of Renmark. It includes the popular Katarapko, Lyrup Flats and Paringa Paddock areas.
The Department for Environment and Water is seeking to replace the existing park management plan to create a modern document which incorporates additions to the park and updated management priorities.
The new management plan only affects lands currently within the Murray River National Park and does not consider game reserves in the region, such as Loch Luna, Moorook and Chowilla Game Reserves.
The Murray River National Park conserves about 15,000 hectares of wetlands and floodplains that provide unique natural experiences, protecting natural and cultural heritage values.
It also provides access for camping, fishing, nature study and water sports, particularly during long weekends and school holidays.
Importantly, the new park management plan will incorporate the many parcels of land which have been added to the park since the last park management plan was adopted in 1994.
Once complete, the new plan will replace the Murray River National Park Management Plan 1994 and the Murray River National Park Management Plan Amendment 2010.
To have your say visit: www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/murray-river-np-mp
Submissions close COB 1 December 2022.