Law Reform · Nature & the Reef

Changes to the National Parks and other protected areas

01 January, 2014

In September 2013, the State Government introduced changes to the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) to increase commercial and recreational use of national parks. They reduced the categories of ‘protected areas’ which was a distinct move away from internationally renowned IUCN categories of protected areas.

There is no longer a requirement to publicly notify draft management plans for national parks and the objects of the Act have been significantly changed to make recreational and commercial use of parks more readily available.

See our final submission here.

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