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Managing Community Land

Plans of management and masterplans, along with related strategies and policies, set out how Council will fulfil its responsibility for managing and improving community land. These documents incorporate feedback from the local community and user groups.

Plans of management and masterplans

Plans of management

A plan of management is an overarching document that outlines how community land is used, managed and improved, now and into the future. Plans of management are a requirement of the Local Government Act 1993 and can apply to specific parcels of land or to generic types of land, for example, sportsgrounds.

Managing Crown Reserves

In addition to Council-owned community land, we are responsible for producing plans of management for 114 Crown reserves across Eurobodalla to meet our requirements under the Crown Land Management Act 2016, which came into force on 1 July 2018.


Masterplans form part of a plan of management and present an aspirational landscape and infrastructure design for specific open spaces or parcels of community land.  Masterplans provide a long-range strategic view to guide development through a realistic action plan that seeks to balance the needs of user groups, the community and Council.

Masterplans are valuable tools for prioritising improvements and upgrades and seeking grant funding.

Supporting strategies and policies

Recreation and Open Space Strategy

This strategy, often referred to as ‘the ROSS’, aims to help the Council deliver a well-managed system of open space, sporting and recreation facilities to meet a range of recreational needs over the next 10 to 20 years.

The strategy provides the Council and other stakeholders with the framework, strategic direction and prioritised actions to further develop and enhance open space and recreation facilities in the local area.

View the Recreation and Open Space Strategy

Companion Animal Management Plan

Council's Companion Animal Management Plan and the Companion Animals Act 1998 provide the requirements for pet owners in relation to parks and open spaces.

View the Companion Animal Management Plan.

Tree Risk Management Code of Practice

This Code of Practice and the related policy guide Council’s management of trees on public land. They aim to balance risks to the community’s safety and infrastructure, while acknowledging the significant benefit of trees within the landscape to the social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing of our community.

View the tree management policies

Priority schedule for developing plans of management

The table below shows the current order of priority for the review of existing plans of management for Community lands that include the 114 Crown reserves as required under the Crown Land Management Act 2016. Rows highlighted in green indicate that the drafting process us underway. Subscribe to Council News so we can let you know about opportunities to review and provide comment during the drafting process.




Crown Land


Mackay Park

Mackay Park Precinct



Moruya Showground and Golf Course Reserve

Moruya Showground, Moruya Golf Course (Crown land parcels)



Narooma Community, Sport and Recreation Precinct

Bill Smyth Oval, Narooma Sport and Leisure Centre, Narooma Swimming Centre, Narooma Foreshore Reserve, Ken Rose Park



Gundary Oval District Sports Park

Gundary Oval, Moruya Skate Park, Gundary Community Hall, RFS HQ, old Council depot



Corrigans Reserve

Corrigans Reserve, Observation Point, Batehaven



Moruya Riverside Reserves

Moruya Riverside Park, Ryans Creek Reserve



Hanging Rock Reserve including feasibility study

Hanging Rock sporting fields and amenities, Batemans Bay Sailing Club and Remote Control Car Club



Developed Reserves and Facilities

Shire wide



Natural Areas and Undeveloped Reserve

Shire wide



Sportsgrounds on Community Land

Tilba Oval, Dalmeny Oval, Bodalla Oval, Kyla Park Oval, Captain Oldrey Park, Surf Beach Reserve (Pony Club), Surfside Sporting Fields, Tuross Head Country Club



Long Beach Foreshore Reserve

Long Beach



Leased Crown Reserves and public lands

Shire wide