A plan of management is a document that defines the value, use, management practices and intent for the broad public purpose for which the land has been reserved.
In 2018, Council resolved (CM/7.15/18.04) to prepare a Plan of Management for Hugh Bamford Reserve and Williams Park which has been reserved for the use of ‘public recreation’. In line with the Council resolution and an initial stage of community consultation in March and April 2019, a draft plan was prepared.
The draft plan was made available for community and stakeholder and Crown Land consultation from the 22 August to 3 October 2019. In light of the feedback on the draft Plan of Management, the plan was updated.
At the request of Crown Lands, the most significant change to the draft plan was the inclusion of ‘express authorisation’ for future leases and licences for the land. In order for Council to finalise the plan, it was placed on public exhibition from the 12 February to 26 March 2020.
No objections were made to the Plan of Management or the Express Authorisation of leases and licences. Following public exhibition, the plan was finalised and adopted by Council on 2 June 2020.