Land Management Plans

Hawkesbury City Council prepares Plans of Management for the following classifications of open space:

  • Community Land (in accordance with the Local Government Act)
  • Crown Land (in accordance with the Crown Lands Act) as required

What are Plans of Management?

An essential management tool, Plans of management:

  • Are co-ordinated by Council in consultation with the community
  • Identify the important features of the land
  • Clarify how Council will manage the land, and in particular
  • Indicate how the land may be used or developed

What is the process for writing a Plan of Management?

  1. Hawkesbury City Council recognises the need to prepare Plans of Management for our Open Space
  2. Production of Draft Management Plan in Consultation with local residents sports groups, aboriginal groups, and other interested parties through a community workshop. Full consideration given to comments received
  3. Draft Management Plan considered by Council and approved for public release. Available to public for comments (for a period of at least 42 days)
  4. Following receipt of submissions, Council analyses the submissions received and a report is tabled
  5. Plan revised in accordance with decision on submissions and Council adopts Final Plan of Management (Minister of Planning approval sought where land owned by the Crown). The Plan is made available to the public
  6. Monitor and Review Plan and implement where funds permit

Which Open Space have Plans of Management?

Completed Park Plans of Management

Completed Conservation Management Plans / Cultural Heritage Reports

Vegetation Management Plans

Generic Plans of Management for Community Lands

The Community Land Generic Plans of Management outline the permitted uses and activities within the parks and reserves of the Hawkesbury and management actions that Council will endeavour to undertake.

Four Generic Plans of Management have been developed in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. These Plans address management issues and strategies for parks and reserves that fall into the categories of Natural Area, Sportsground, Park and General Community Use.

The common appendices for the above plans can be found below:

(Note these files are large and may take some time to download)

For further information please contact the Parks and Recreation section:

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