Parks Victoria is amending the existing Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park Management Plan to reflect changes in park visitation and use.
Since the management plan was formalised in 1998, annual visitation to Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park has grown from approximately 200,000 visitors to just over 1,000,000 visits per year. This growth has also seen a change to visitor use in the park, with significant growth in recreational activities including mountain biking and running.
Parks Victoria recognises the value these activities provide to the community. Amending the management plan will recognise this change in use as well as ensure contemporary management practices for Aboriginal cultural heritage are followed. The Traditional Owners of the area are represented by the Boon Wurrung Foundation, Bunurong Tribal Council and Wurundjeri Tribe Council.
How to participate
Community feedback will help identify potential opportunities, ideas and risks for the management of Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park. You can provide your feedback and ideas by completing the survey below or by attending the community drop-in.
Consultation will be open from Monday 11 November 2019 to Sunday 26 January 2020.
Community drop-in event
Those interested in the amendment of the Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park Management Plan are invited to take part in a community drop-in session, the date and location is as follows:
- Lysterfield Park Picnic Area (Visitor Information Centre), Sunday 8 December 2019, 08:00am - 12:00pm
At the drop-in session, people can learn more about the management plan amendment and provide their feedback and ideas.
All submissions are public documents within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission. If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the Parks Victoria response to consultation, please select the appropriate tickbox in the survey or contact us at ParkPlanMailBox
Parks Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you. Your personal information and the content of your submission will be dealt with in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only. Your personal contact information will not be provided to any other organisation unless required by law. Your personal contact information may be used by Parks Victoria to update you on this project and/or for other marketing purposes. You have the option to opt out at any time.
To access your data or opt-out, please email us at ParkPlanMailBox