Springbrook National Park and Springbrook Regional Park Management Statement 2013
The beauty and significant natural values of Springbrook National Park and Springbrook Regional Park will be maintained by minimising development and preventing further habitat fragmentation and loss of natural connectivity.
Springbrook National Park is considered to be part of one of the most outstanding and valuable places in the world. Its World Heritage values will continue to be managed in conjunction with the key principles of the World Heritage Convention and the strategic objectives for the area, as agreed by the Australian, New South Wales and Queensland governments.
Springbrook National Park and Springbrook Regional Park contain outstanding geological features and spectacular landscapes and views that are internationally renowned. Warrie National Park in the Canyon area was declared in 1937, followed by Purling Brook Falls in 1940. Other sections of the national park were progressively declared from 1941-73. Springbrook Conservation Park was declared in 2008.
In 1994, Springbrook National Park was included in the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and World Heritage Area as it meets the following three of four natural criteria. It:
- represents a major stage of the earth's evolutionary history
- is an outstanding example of ongoing ecological and biological processes
- contains the most important natural habitats for conserving biological diversity.
The cool rainforests, eucalyptus forests and montane heath provide habitat to a large number of threatened species. Biodiversity conservation is the primary management goal.
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