Blue Mountains City Council Bushcare Manual

Consultation has concluded

Council is keen to hear from the hundreds of Bushcare and Landcare volunteers who make an enormous contribution to the protection and conservation of our City’s bushland.

You are invited and encouraged to provide comments on the draft manual, which you can view in the document library or by clicking on this link.

To provide your feedback on the draft manual please click here or click on the submission form tab below.

Please make your submission by the 28th May 2018.

Council is keen to hear from the hundreds of Bushcare and Landcare volunteers who make an enormous contribution to the protection and conservation of our City’s bushland.

You are invited and encouraged to provide comments on the draft manual, which you can view in the document library or by clicking on this link.

To provide your feedback on the draft manual please click here or click on the submission form tab below.

Please make your submission by the 28th May 2018.

Consultation has concluded
  • What is the Bushcare Manual?

    about 1 year ago

    The Bushcare Manual is a guide for Blue Mountains City Council Bushcare and Landcare volunteers and staff. It sets out the processes and standards to be followed so that there is consistency in service delivery and clarity for participants new to the program.

    It defines Council and volunteer rights and responsibilities, and outlines relevant Council procedures governing the Bushcare program.

    The manual will replace the current Bushcare Procedures Manual, which was last reviewed in 2008.

    The Bushcare Manual is a guide for Blue Mountains City Council Bushcare and Landcare volunteers and staff. It sets out the processes and standards to be followed so that there is consistency in service delivery and clarity for participants new to the program.

    It defines Council and volunteer rights and responsibilities, and outlines relevant Council procedures governing the Bushcare program.

    The manual will replace the current Bushcare Procedures Manual, which was last reviewed in 2008.

  • Why is Council reviewing the Bushcare Manual?

    about 1 year ago

    In 2013 Council conducted a review of all community conservation programs, including Bushcare and Landcare, to ensure that resources invested in these programs continue to be well directed, are responsive to community needs, and provide value for money. After extensive community consultation the Community Conservation Program (CCP) Plan 2014 was adopted by Council in November 2014.

    Some changes to the delivery of the Bushcare program were foreshadowed in the CCP 2014.

    Some Council processes and procedures regarding volunteer organisation and work health and safety have also been recently updated.

    This procedures manual provides direction on the delivery of the Bushcare program to comply with the CCP 2014 and to implement Council’s ongoing commitment to good governance, EEO and a safe workplace.

    In 2013 Council conducted a review of all community conservation programs, including Bushcare and Landcare, to ensure that resources invested in these programs continue to be well directed, are responsive to community needs, and provide value for money. After extensive community consultation the Community Conservation Program (CCP) Plan 2014 was adopted by Council in November 2014.

    Some changes to the delivery of the Bushcare program were foreshadowed in the CCP 2014.

    Some Council processes and procedures regarding volunteer organisation and work health and safety have also been recently updated.

    This procedures manual provides direction on the delivery of the Bushcare program to comply with the CCP 2014 and to implement Council’s ongoing commitment to good governance, EEO and a safe workplace.

  • What will happen with the survey results?

    about 1 year ago

    All volunteer comments on the Bushcare Manual will be considered and incorporated into a report and revised draft Bushcare Manual ( June 2018).

    The report and revised draft will be considered by the Director City & Community Outcomes and the final draft will be endorsed (early July 2018).

    The Bushcare Manual 2018 will be adopted as a guide to delivery of the Bushcare Program.

    All volunteer comments on the Bushcare Manual will be considered and incorporated into a report and revised draft Bushcare Manual ( June 2018).

    The report and revised draft will be considered by the Director City & Community Outcomes and the final draft will be endorsed (early July 2018).

    The Bushcare Manual 2018 will be adopted as a guide to delivery of the Bushcare Program.