Council is currently revising the Plan of Management for Natural Areas as a result of legislative changes to the Crown Land Management Act 2016.
The Plan will be an overarching document covering the Crown owned community land categorised as 'Natural Area' within the Shoalhaven City Council local government area (LGA).
Council is also reviewing the Plans of Management for Crown Land with other classifications. Find out more by visiting the webpage for the Plan of Management Review – Parks, Sportsgrounds, General Community Use, Showgrounds and Areas of Cultural Significance.
Learn more about the Crown Land reforms and Plans of Management in the FAQs.
Shoalhaven is home to a wealth of natural settings and resources - bushland, coast lines, many varied water features, and catchments. The coastline is a significant natural asset and attractor. The natural environment is a key part of Shoalhaven’s identity, supporting a diversity of habitat and species, and is appreciated by residents and visitors alike.
There is approximately 40 'Natural Area' reserves that Council manages within the Shoalhaven LGA, made up of 1,400 hectares. This includes:
- 26 ‘Part Natural Area’ reserves (covering 1,338 hectares)
- 14 ‘Natural Area’ reserves (covering 362 hectares)
‘Natural area’ community land is further categorised as bushland, wetland, escarpment, watercourse, and foreshore.
This Plan of Management will cover Natural Areas only. View the Draft Natural Area Plan of Management List to see an overview of the land covered by this review. Please note, the presentation of the mapping in this document will be refined prior to exhibition.
Council will seek initial feedback from the community to help inform and shape the draft Plan of Management for Natural Areas.
A further opportunity to provide feedback will be available when the draft Plan is exhibited for public comment.
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