Managing Special Areas

Managing Special Areas

SCA officer walking alongside creek bed

The SASPoM provides the framework for WaterNSW and NPWS to manage the Special Areas.

WaterNSW and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) jointly manage the Special Areas guided by the Special Areas Strategic Plan of Management.

WaterNSW has responsibility for the quality and quantity of water in catchment areas. NPWS is the primary conservation agency in NSW and is the landowner of reserves within some of the Special Areas.

Collaborative partnerships with local councils, indigenous land councils, landholders, government agencies, industry and the community are important to management of the Special Areas.

The Special Areas Strategic Plan of Management (SASPoM) is available for download below and applies to all Special Areas but not to privately owned land within Special Areas.

The plan replaces the Special Areas Strategic Plan of Management 2007 and incorporates the former Wingecarribee Swamp Strategic Plan of Management.

The SASPoM provides the strategic framework for shared planning and delivery of land management activities within the Special Areas by WaterNSW and NPWS. It is a long-term plan to secure high quality water for the storages and ensure ecosystem integrity of the Special Areas.

Key issues addressed in the plan include:

  • Water
  • Pests and weeds
  • Assets and infrastructure
  • Access
  • Fire
  • Ecological integrity
  • Cultural heritage
  • Land use


Monday 19 April
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Monday 19 April