The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) seeks comments on its master plan for Unicorn Falls in Mount Jerusalem National Park in northern NSW by 13 July.
Acting Director North Coast Janelle Brooks said that NPWS would love to hear from the public on the Unicorn Falls Master Plan, which is part of the larger Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails project.
‘This plan will guide the development of a day-use area at Unicorn Falls as well as a small campground nearby, next to Manns Road,’ said Ms Brooks.
‘The Unicorn Falls master plan is one of four plans in the Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails project, which aim to increase nature-based tourism, boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.’
Unicorn Falls is around 15 kms south-east of Uki on South Chowan Road in Mount Jerusalem National Park, and the small day-use area will enable visitors to more easily enjoy the beauty of Unicorn Falls and the surrounding rainforest environment.
‘Planned works include basic facilities for day visitors, picnic table, toilet and seven parking spots – which will protect natural and cultural values from informal visitation impacts at Unicorn Falls.
Copies of the master plan can be downloaded at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/consult and comments can be submitted online, via email or letter. Printed plans can be seen at:
- NPWS Murwillumbah office – 1/135 Murwillumbah St, Murwillumbah
- NPWS Byron Bay office – Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay.
Exhibition closes on Monday 13 July 2020. Learn more at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/consult.