The Wellington Park Act 1993 establishes Wellington Park and defines the Park’s use and management. With a range of land tenure throughout the Park, the Act provides for a regional, cross-boundary approach.
In legislation, Wellington Park is set aside as a reserve for the following purposes:
- the provision of recreational and tourism uses and opportunities consistent with the purposes specified below;
- the preservation or protection of the fauna or flora contained in or on the land;
- the preservation or protection of the natural beauty of the land or of any features of the land of natural beauty or scenic interest;
- the preservation or protection of any features of the land being features of historical, Aboriginal, archaeological, scientific, architectural or geomorphological interest; and
- the protection of the water catchment values of the land.
The Wellington Park Act 1993 also provides for the establishment of the Wellington Park Management Trust, the preparation of the Wellington Park Management Plan 2013, and the making of Regulations for the Park.
The ongoing care, control and management of the Park is directed by the Wellington Park Regulations 2019 (the Regs). The Regs provide a mechanism for controlling the use of the Park, and contain penalty provisions for offences against individual regs. Penalties may be issued via an on-the-spot fine or may be determined by the Court system. The list of penalties for on–the–spot fines is contained in Schedule 2 of the Regs.
For more information on legislation that effects Wellington Park contact the Manager.