Our Authority Plan sets out how we will deliver to the statutory purposes and duty of the National Park and our commitment to the National Park Management Plan (NPMP (opens new window)). The statutory purposes of a National Park are to:
- Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks; and
- Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Park by the public.
If there is a conflict between these purposes, the first purpose is given greater weight. In carrying out the purposes, National Park Authorities have a duty to 'seek to foster the economic and social wellbeing of local national park communities'.
Our Authority Plan is structured around our organisational aim of being inspiring and pioneering in how we deliver our contribution to the four NPMP aims. The actions are a combination of those we will undertake independently to deliver to the NPMP aims and those that enable the Authority to deliver these aims. For ease of reference, the appendices outline the NPMP actions where the Authority is the responsible or delivery partner.