Shellharbour City Council says a review of staffing levels within its Shellharbour Enterprises directorate will not affect the council's management of the state heritage-listed Bass Point Reserve.
A council spokeswoman said a review of the Shellharbour Enterprises directorate was now under way as part of the council's overall restructure process "to ensure its services are delivered effectively and efficiently".
At present, there are four park rangers allocated full-time to manage the 72-hectare Bass Point Reserve and the 250-hectare Blackbutt Forest Reserve.
"Specific details of this restructure are still being finalised. However, the recommendation of staff management is to maintain the current number of positions," the spokeswoman said.
"Council will be ensuring ranger services across its areas of operations are at a level that reflects current needs."
The council's group manager of parks and sporting facilities, Kathleen Packer, said the two reserves would not be neglected under the recommended plan.
"They are of high importance to the community and will continue to be given the necessary level of consideration and attention across the respective areas of council as required," Ms Packer said.
The park rangers are separate to the council's compliance rangers, who are part of a different council directorate.
Earlier this year, Bass Point was placed on the State Heritage Register.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage recognised the site because of its "exceptionally high significance" to the Aboriginal people of NSW and the high biodiversity and pristine condition of its environment.
Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve is located at the eastern end of Bass Point.
The surrounding waters also contain six identified shipwrecks, including the 1943 wreck of the Cities Service Boston.