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Plans of Management Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve Review of Public Representations July 1993



Plans of Management Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve Review of Public Representations July 1993

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2. ZONING SCHEME The zoning scheme for the Reserve (figure 2 and table 1) is one of the main elements used to pursue the intent of the Plan. The zoning scheme provides a basis for the regulation of activity and developments within discretely defined areas. This enables the Reserve's management to identify important issues and allocate priorities to actions and resource allocation to ensure that human uses of the Reserve are compatible with the overall need to conserve the cultural and natural resources of the area. Public access within any area of the zones may be regulated or denied if it is shown to be having a deleterious effect upon the values of an area. Access may be further restricted to protect sites of Aboriginal significance. All developments will be carried out with a minimum of interference to the natural environment and according to the requirements of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act, the Environmental Assessment Act and the Heritage Conservation Act Outline of the Zoning Scheme The zoning scheme for the Reserve is shown in figure 2. The following two zones have been identified to control the use, development and management of the Reserve. Recreation Zone Special Protection Zone The purpose of each zone, determined on the basis of the values occurring within the zone, is outlined as follows. Recreation Zone Within this zone recreation, education and research activities will be permitted provided they have manageable impacts on the environment. Formal access will be via the unsealed Old South Road and walking tracks. Vehicle parking and picnic facilities may be formalised according to a landscape plan. Interpretive signs may be provided where appropriate for educational and informative purposes. Camping will not be permitted. Special Protection Zone The primary management purpose of this zone is to protect the important Aboriginal cultural values of the Reserve, including the petroglyphs, archaeological sites and Aboriginal artefacts. The supporting purpose of this zone is to protect the majority of the Reserve in as natural state as practicable. Public access to this area will be low-key along designated walking tracks. Interpretive signs may be used to help inform visitors of the significance of the area to Aboriginal people and assist in regulating visitor behaviour. Only low impact activities, such as walking, photography, cultural and nature appreciation, which minimise the impact on the Reserve's resources and values will be permitted. Camping and the use of open fires will not be permitted. Special measures may be undertaken to facilitate preservation of the petroglyphs. Options may include low barrier fencing, information signs and visitor control structures such as stairways and boardwalks. Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, Plan of Management, July 1993 Page 3

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