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Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Agreement

The Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Agreement was developed by the Community Conservation Council in conjunction with the Central West, Border Rivers/Gwydir and Namoi Community Conservation Advisory Committees.

The agreement provides a co-ordinated framework for the management of land zoned 1 to 4 in the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area in consultation with the local community.

The agreement was made on 11 June 2009 in accord with the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Act 2005 and after public consultation. The agreement will be in place until 10 June 2016.

Documents to download

Zones in the community conservation area to be managed by the agreement

 

Reasons for management

Legislation

Zone 1

Conservation and recreation

Managed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

Zone 2

Conservation and Aboriginal culture

Zone 3

Conservation, recreation and mineral extraction

Zone 4

Forestry, recreation and mineral extraction

Managed under the Forestry Act 2012

Other things about the agreement

  • The Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Act 2005 established a Community Conservation Council to develop the Community Conservation Area Agreement and to implement government policy objectives for the community conservation area.
  • The Community Conservation Council will review the agreement in consultation with the Community Conservation Advisory Committees after seven years. The council may develop amendments or a replacement agreement consistent with the Act.
  • The Integrated Forestry Operations Approval for the Brigalow-Nandewar region is attached to the Community Conservation Area Agreement and applies to land in zone 4.
  • The Office of Environment and Heritage will develop Plans of Management for zones 1, 2 and 3 in consultation with the Community Conservation Advisory Committees.
Page last updated: 11 July 2014