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Managing Community Land

Plans of management and masterplans, along with related strategies and policies, set out how Council is fulfilling its responsibility for managing and improving community land. These documents are developed with input from the local community and user groups.

Planning processes

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.

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.

Landscape Masterplans

Landscape Masterplans form part of a plan of management. These present all the infrastructure and landscape elements for specific open spaces or parcels of community land. Landscape Masterplans illustrate a site's action plan and provide a long-range view to guide development in a way that balances the needs of user groups, the community and Council.

Landscape Masterplans are valuable tools for prioritising improvements and upgrades as well as supporting applications for grant funding.

Supporting strategies and policies

Recreation and Open Space Strategy

The Recreation and Open Space Strategy (ROSS) is Council’s 10 year strategy to ensure facilities are well managed and meet a community needs.

The ROSS sets out 85 priority actions grouped into high, medium and low priorities.

High priority actions include developing masterplans for all major sporting precincts.

Companion Animal Management Plan

Council's Companion Animal Management Plan and the Companion Animals Act 1998 guide pet owners in the use of parks and open spaces.

Tree Risk Management Code of Practice

This Code of Practice and the related policy guide Council’s management of trees on public land. These aim to balance risks to community safety and infrastructure with the social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing of trees in the landscape.