The Minister for Environment and Heritage, the Hon James Griffin MP, and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Tourism, the Hon Benjamin Franklin MP, have announced that the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Wollumbin Consultative Group.
This is the first step towards joint management between NPWS and the Aboriginal custodians of Wollumbin National Park.
The MoU recognises the highly significant Aboriginal cultural values of the Wollumbin Aboriginal Place and will provide a framework for Aboriginal decision-making on future management of Wollumbin National Park.
Pending the development of the MoU and future joint management arrangements, Wollumbin Summit Walking Track, will remain closed, with any future management decisions about the park to be guided by Aboriginal custodians.
The remainder of Wollumbin National Park including the Lyrebird Track is also closed until further notice due to visitor infrastructure being significantly impacted by recent flooding events. More information on national park flood recovery on the north coast is available on the NPWS website.
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