Tomewin Regional Park was formally gazetted
as Tomewin Conservation Park in 1995 under
the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The park
covered 44.59 hectares. Further gazettals took
place in 2000 increasing the park size to 47.101
hectares. In 2008 the Tomewin Rabbit Board
Paddock (R509), which was part of the rabbit
board fence along the boundary of NSW and
Queensland, was added to the park.
No park specific purpose was identified as part
of the gazettal.
Strategic direction for park management
Based on an evaluation of its natural, cultural and presentation values, Tomewin Regional Park has been assessed
as having a basic level of priority for management and will be managed according to this priority rating.
Park management will be based on the best available local knowledge, professional judgement and anecdotal
information. The basic level priority means it will receive annual routine inspections with occasional planned visits
where issues have been identified. The focus is largely expected to be on natural resource management involving
proactive management to understand and protect known natural values.
Cultural values will be managed proactively to protect those values known to Queensland Parks and Wildlife
Service, (QPWS). Informal ad-hoc local consultation, collaboration and relationships with Traditional Owners and
Indigenous stakeholders will be undertaken as required to progress specific issues and programs.
This park currently has low levels of infrequent visitor use and provides a few relatively undeveloped visitor sites.
Visitors are unlikely to encounter a ranger on site during their visit. Current and future recreational opportunities will
require that visitors have a high level of self-sufficiency and are primarily responsible for their own personal safety.
Informal ad-hoc consultation with community stakeholders will be undertaken on specific issues of park
Park assets will consist of minimal robust infrastructure which is required for the protection of natural and cultural
values and self-reliant use by the public.
General park values, uses and management
Tomewin Regional Park protects four regional ecosystems, one of which has of concern biodiversity status, Table
Species of conservation significance
Species of conservation significance recorded from this park include 10 plant species, Table 2.
South East Queensland
Local government area
City of Gold Coast
Year prepared: 2015
Review date: 2025
All protected areas are recognised as cultural landscapes and Aboriginal people see themselves as inextricably
linked to country both spiritually and physically. Although cultural records on physical artefacts and sites of spiritual
significance are not well documented for this area, all proposed activities need to meet duty of care requirements
under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003. Non-indigenous historic places will be managed in accordance
with the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.
The one of concern regional ecosystem and 10 plant species of conservation significance are the main values of
this park. The priorities for park management will be to mitigate any threats to these values through fire and pest
Management actions will be undertaken which aim to ensure:
planned burn guidelines
the impacts of existing pest species on neighbouring land uses are mitigated
pest threats are managed to conserve or maintain the condition of this regional ecosystem and plants of
ball fruited walnut
rusty rose walnu
rusty oak, rusty helicia, hairy
red lilly pilly, smoothbark rose