Crown Land Plans of Management

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In 2018, new legislation came into effect on the management of Crown Lands. One of the most significant changes of the new Act, the Crown Land Management Act 2016, is that it all Crown Reserves, where Council is the Crown Land Manager, must be managed as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993.

This means, when Crown Land receives a “Community” classification under the Local Government Act, it must be categorised in line with its Reserve Purpose, and a Plan of Management must prepared.

What do the Crown Land Reforms involve?

To comply

In 2018, new legislation came into effect on the management of Crown Lands. One of the most significant changes of the new Act, the Crown Land Management Act 2016, is that it all Crown Reserves, where Council is the Crown Land Manager, must be managed as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993.

This means, when Crown Land receives a “Community” classification under the Local Government Act, it must be categorised in line with its Reserve Purpose, and a Plan of Management must prepared.

What do the Crown Land Reforms involve?

To comply with the new requirements of the Crown Land Management Act 2016, Council must first assign a Category to the land, based on the purpose for which it was initially reserved. Crown Lands have prepared guidelines to assist with this process. The initial categorisation is submitted to Crown Lands for determination.

Once the initial categorisation is complete, Council will draft Plans of Management for the Crown land reserves in accordance with the provisions of the Crown Land Management Act 2016. One of these provisions is that community engagement is conducted during the process.

What are Plans of Management?

Plans of Management are useful tools for managing community land. Plans of Management set out objectives and performance targets for community land and promotes active land management and use, including issuing tenures over the land.

Council is currently writing Plans of Management for the Crown Reserves for which we are Crown Land Managers.

These Plans of Management must be adopted by 30 June 2021.

  • Plans of Management Consultation - Open

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    27 Oct 2020
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    Council are currently in the process of revising three Plans of Management as a result of the legislation changes to the Crown Management Act 2016.

    The purpose of the consultation is to seek feedback from the community on how they value relevant crown land in Shoalhaven, any issues or challenges experienced or identified and what they would like to see as the future direction the land specified in the three categories in the Shoalhaven.

    You can have your say on the General Community Use Reserves Plans of Management Survey via this link.

    'General Community Use' is land that may be made available for use for any purpose for which community land may be used, whether by the public at large or by specific sections of the public, for example, community gardens, child care centres, tennis courts.

    You can have your say on the Parks Plans of Management Survey via this link.

    The Parks survey refers to land that is or is proposed to be, improved by landscaping, gardens or the provision of non-sporting equipment and facilities. The use of these spaces and facilities must be mainly for passive or active recreational, social, educational and cultural pursuits that do not unduly intrude on the peaceful enjoyment of the land by others.

    You can have your say on the Sportsgrounds Plans of Management Survey via this link.

    The Sportsgrounds survey refers to land that is provided for structured or unstructured active recreation. This includes training and competition, which may be undertaken either individually or as a team, as well as social active recreational pursuits. Sports facilities range from large regional facilities that support a range of activities to smaller sports facilities that have a more local appeal.

    Consultation will close at 5pm on 13 November 2020.

  • Ulladulla Site-Specific Plans of Management

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    21 Oct 2020
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    Have your say on three Ulladulla sites to help Council better prepare Site-Specific Plans of Management before feedback closes on 6 November 2020.

    Complete the survey via this link or the Survey tab on this page.

    1. How do you value these three sites?
    2. Are there any issues or challenges experienced or identified at the sites?
    3. What would you like to see as the future direction of the sites?
    • Ulladulla Cemetery (Old), the Graves located on the Princes Highway, Ulladulla
    • War Memorial located in Rotary Park Ulladulla
    • 275 Green Street, Ulladulla. The cottage is known as Ulladulla’s Oldest House, Workingman’s Cottage, Millard’s Historic Cottage as well as other common names.

    If you need further information about this matter, please contact Joshua Hanns on (02) 4429 5503. Please quote Council’s reference 12578E.

  • Community Drop-in Sessions Berry Showground

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    We are moving towards to consultation phase for the Berry Showground Plan of Management.

    To find out more, visit us at the the following drop-in sessions:

    • When: Thursday 17 September 2020
    • Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
    • Where: Berry showground
    • When: Saturday 19 September 2020
    • Time: 10am to 2pm
    • Where: Berry Showground

    Take a look at the Berry Showground Information Sheet - Draft Plan of Management & Master Plan published in the 'Document Library' on this web page. The deadline for input and comments was 12 October 2020.