Hugh Bamford Reserve and Williams Park Plan of Management

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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.

Need more information?

Please contact Bianca Simpson, Council’s Service Manager, Open Space and Recreation at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au

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.

Need more information?

Please contact Bianca Simpson, Council’s Service Manager, Open Space and Recreation at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au

  • Project Update - July 2020

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    28 Jul 2020

    We are pleased to report that in June this year the plan was formally adopted by Council.

    The plan retains existing key infrastructure, such as the training field at Hugh Bamford Reserve and the nine-hole golf course on Williams Park under a different management model to formalise community use at times when golf is not in play. The implementation of the plan will also incorporate enhancements to support walking through Williams Park and the existing recreation uses in Hugh Bamford. Telling the stories of these places will be a focus as both Williams Park and Hugh Bamford have interesting histories and items of heritage significance.

    You can view the final plan on Council’s website here.

    We have started implementing the plan: a new accessible path connection to the community hall is being built, and signs and a water bubbler will soon be installed in Hugh Bamford Reserve. Council has applied for grant funding to provide walking facilities at golf-free times in Williams Park as well as weed control and new fencing along Military Road.

    If you have any further feedback you can contact Council’s Service Manager, Open Space and Recreation, Bianca Simpson at openspace@waverley.nsw.gov.au.