Plans of Management

In accordance with Section 36 of the Local Government Act, 1993, a Plan of Management is a legal requirement for Community Land and Crown Reserves.

Below are requirements for a Plan of Management and the subsequent Plans that may flow from them.

  • A Plan of Management provides overarching direction for managing community land eg. Park/reserve, and how the land can be used
  • A Plan of Management is required to identify:
    • Which of five categories apply to the land.  Example: Sportsground, park, natural area, area of cultural significance or general community use.
    • What objectives apply to the land.  Example: to increase active recreation, provide opportunities to increase passive recreation.
    • How Council will achieve those objectives. Example:  Development of a Reserve Action Plan, Park Master Plan.
    • How Council will assess its performance in achieving those objectives.

What happens next?

Park Master Plan

Site specific plan for a park detailing recreation and landscape developments to be undertaken over a 5 – 10 year period.

Reserve Action Plan

Site specific Plan of works/actions to be undertaken in a reserve over a 5 year period.

Landscape Improvement Plan

Site specific plan detailing landscape works/actions to be undertaken in a park or reserve.

Sportsground Action Plan

Site specific plan of the existing and proposed sports/active recreation opportunities for a sports facility.  Example:  Installation of floodlighting.

Heritage Interpretation Plan

Site specific plan for a heritage listed site detailing the ways of interpreting the history of the site.

Bicycle Connection Plan

District/precinct plan detailing the bicycle connections between major/minor community hubs, for example shops, parks, schools.

Transport Management Plan

District/precinct plan detailing the traffic/planning actions required to ensure safe, responsible use of roads.