Plan of Management Review – Parks, Sportsgrounds, General Community Use, Showgrounds and Areas of Cultural Significance

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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.

Council is also reviewing the Plans of Management for

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.

Council is also reviewing the Plans of Management for Crown Land with 'Natural Area' classification. Find out more by visiting the webpage for Plan of Management Review – Natural Areas.

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.

  • Nowra Showground Management Plan

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    Ayling Drury have been contracted to complete the design components of the Nowra Showground.

    Design work will extend until the end of November 2021 and the Master Plan will be on Exhibition for public comment from February 2022.

  • Milton Showground Plan of Management Review

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    The Shoalhaven City Council is currently reviewing the Plan of Management (PoM) for the Milton Showground.

    The plan will provide direction as to the use and management of the Showgrounds land, which is council-managed Crown reserves classified as ‘community land’ in the Shoalhaven City Council.

    This PoM is required in accordance with Section 3.23 of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 and Section 36 of the Local Government Act 1993.

    Community land is valued for its important role in the social, intellectual, spiritual and physical enrichment of residents, workers, and visitors to the Shoalhaven.

    The intrinsic value of community land is also recognised, as is the important role this land plays in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem function.

    The Online Survey and consultation seeks the views of residents regarding the:

    • value of the site
    • use of the Showground
    • any current or ongoing challenges of the site
    • future use envisaged for the site.

    Note: This is not a ‘development’ or ‘master planning’ process. The PoM relates to the management of the land now and into the future.

    The survey is open until 5pm, Thursday 3 June 2021.

    For a more detailed discussion, you are welcome to drop-in to our consultation session on:

    Where: Milton Showground (in front of the Basket Ball Stadium)
    When: Tuesday 18 May 2021
    Time: 8am-12noon

  • Kangaroo Valley Plan of Management Review

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    The Shoalhaven City Council is currently reviewing the Plan of Management (PoM) for the Kangaroo Valley Showground.

    The plan will provide direction as to the use and management of the Showgrounds land, which is council-managed Crown reserves classified as ‘community land’ in the Shoalhaven City Council.

    This PoM is required in accordance with Section 3.23 of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 and Section 36 of the Local Government Act 1993.

    Community land is valued for its important role in the social, intellectual, spiritual and physical enrichment of residents, workers, and visitors to the Shoalhaven.

    The intrinsic value of community land is also recognised, as is the important role this land plays in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem function.

    The Online Survey and consultation seeks the views of residents regarding the:

    • value of the site
    • use of the Showground
    • any current or ongoing challenges of the site
    • future use envisaged for the site.

    Note: This is not a ‘development’ or ‘master planning’ process. The PoM relates to the management of the land now and into the future.

    The survey is open until 5pm, Thursday 3 June 2021.

    For a more detailed discussion, you are welcome to drop-in to our consultation session on:

    Where: Kangaroo Valley Showground (in front of the hall)
    When: Wednesday 19 May 2021
    Time: 8am-12noon

  • Nowra Showground Plan of Management and Masterplan Consultation

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    Thank you for your feedback. This survey is now closed.

    Shoalhaven City Council is working on a new Plan of Management and Masterplan for Nowra Showground as a result of legislative reforms.

    Community and user groups have the opportunity to provide feedback on how they value the Nowra Showground, any issues or challenges experienced or identified and what they would like to see as the future direction of the site.

    Locale Consulting has been engaged by Council to undertake the consultation with the stakeholders and community, all information gathered will be used for the preparation of the Plan of Management and Masterplan. The consultation is set to discuss the Nowra Showground current uses, issues, challenges and future opportunities. This follows on from the Nowra Showground Ideas Day held in 2017.

    Provide Feedback

    Consultation to discuss the review of the Plan of Management and Masterplan for the Nowra Showground is being undertaken via drop in sessions and a survey.

    Drop in sessions will be located by the Pavilion at the Showground on the following days:

    • Wednesday 24 February 2021: 6pm - 8pm
    • Thursday 25 February 2021: 7:30am - 9:00am or 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    The Nowra Showground Master Plan and Plan of Management Survey will be available from 18 February to 15 March 2021.

  • Plans of Management - Consultation

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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 Land 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 of General Community Use, Parks and sportsground reserves in the Shoalhaven. There is a survey available for each type of reserve.

    Reserves that have been given a 'General Community Use' category includes 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.

    View the General Community Use Plan of Management List published in the "Document Library' on this web page.

    Reserves that have been given a 'Parks' category includes 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.

    View the Parks Plan of Management Category List published in the "Document Library' on this web page.

    Reserves that have been given a 'Sportsgrounds' category includes 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.

    View the Sportsground Plan of Management Category List published in the "Document Library' on this web page.

    Thank you for your input the consultation period has now closed.

  • Ulladulla Site-Specific Plans of Management

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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 Friday 13 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.

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