Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Please note, this is information related to Draft and indicative plans open for public comment.

To ensure your submission is as effective as possible:

  • be clear and concise
  • refer your points to the page numbers or specific sections in the plan
  • say whether you agree or disagree with any or all of the management objectives and strategies – clearly state your reasons, particularly if you disagree
  • give sources of information where possible
  • suggest alternatives for those aspects of the plan with which you disagree.

The management plans will be reviewed in light of the submissions according to the criteria outlined below. A summary of public submissions will be made available along with the final management plans.

The management plan may be amended if a submission:

  • provides additional information of direct relevance to management
  • indicates a change in (or clarifies) government legislation or management policy
  • proposes strategies that would better achieve management objectives
  • indicates omissions, inaccuracies or a lack of clarity.

The management plan may not be amended if a submission:

  • clearly supports proposals in the plan
  • makes general or neutral statements or no change is sought
  • refers to issues beyond the scope of the plan
  • refers to issues that are already noted within the plan or already taken into consideration during its preparation
  • is one among several widely divergent viewpoints received on the topic but the approach in the plan is still considered the best option
  • contributes options that are not feasible (generally due to conflict with legislation or government policy)
  • is based on unclear or factually incorrect information.