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Who looks after the Parks?
6 Oct 2013
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Byfield’s parks and forests form part of the last remaining undeveloped areas on the Central Queensland coast. The area is managed with government agencies and local community groups to conserve the natural and cultural values of the area and protect life and property.

The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing’s (NPRSR) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is responsible for managing Byfield National Park, Byfield Conservation Park and the native forest and visitor areas of Byfield State Forest QPWS jointly manages Byfield State Forest with Forestry Plantations Queensland (FPQ), which is responsible for commercial forestry operations.

All coastal waters adjacent to the Byfield area, including Corio Bay, are protected marine parks and part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. NPRSR is responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park and jointly manages the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).


Source: NPRSR, 2013.

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