The NCA is currently reviewing the HMP for York Park North Oak Plantation. It is anticipated to be finalised in 2022/23.
The York Park North Oak Tree Plantation is a collection of Oaks in the central of Canberra. It is included on the Commonwealth Heritage list. The plantation is located at the northern end of York Park, close to Australian Parliament House.
The plantation has a range of heritage values related to its history and historical associations, potential to yield information, as an example of a plantation, and creative achievement qualities. The plantation is:
historically important because of its role in the early development of Canberra;
has historical associations with Alexander Bruce and Albert, Duke of York;
has a moderate level of creative achievement value;
is also significant for its contribution to the setting of the Parliament House Vista; and
has some scientific value related to its potential ability to provide information about the growth characteristics of English Oaks.
Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), all Commonwealth agencies are required to prepare management plans for Commonwealth Heritage listed places under their management. The purpose of this management plan is to identify, protect and manage the heritage values of York Park. This management plan was prepared in accordance with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles and the requirements under the EPBC Act.
This management plan was reviewed by the Australian Heritage Council.