Bushwalking NSW Update
Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area
We are thrilled to note that the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area has been gazetted along with a budget for $50 million for infrastructure and $30 million for environmental restoration. This win is the result of years a campaigning but the fight isn’t over yet! Now we need to influence the Plan of Management and Master Plan to ensure nature conservation is central to these plans and to work towards National Park status for this area.
The Master Plan contains more detail about what is proposed to develop the Gardens of Stone SCA into a centre for outdoor recreation. This will include walking trails. There is also reference to a Great Wollemi Walk and it is mooted that there will accommodation along the route although information is scarce.