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closeThe former Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing is merging into new departments.
This site will be updated while the new Department of Environment and Science and Sport and Recreation websites are being established.

Balancing recreation with conservation

Balancing the provision of recreational access to parks with the need for their protection is a challenge. The department is establishing a number of measures to ensure the adjoining national parks are not harmed.

These include:

  • undertaking a comprehensive 20-year scientific monitoring program to assess the impacts of horse riding
  • establishing a code of conduct for horse riders
  • establishing a management plan for the SEQ Horse Riding Trail Network
  • developing infrastructure on trails such as signage, designated watering areas and appropriate fencing
  • providing opportunities for horse riders to undertake trail care.

Horse riding groups have expressed their intention to ride responsibly on identified park trails by following the code of conduct. Maintaining responsible riding will determine riders' future access to trails.

South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network Management Plan

The South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network Management Plan outlines the framework and guidelines for managing the SEQ Horse Riding Trail Network. The management plan promotes safe and enjoyable horse riding experiences while ensuring that the surrounding national parks and other protected areas are not harmed.

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Last updated
24 April 2013