Draft Public Land Plans of Managements Project

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With the introduction of the Crown Land Management Act (CLM) 2016, Council was appointed Crown Land Manager for many Crown reserves.

The CLM Act requires Council to manage the Crown Reserves as public lands in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. The Council is required to:

  • Classify the land as operational or community land
  • Assign categories to the community land
  • Develop and adopt Plans of Management (PoMs) for the Crown Reserves classified as community land

The PoMs are not proposing changes to the Crown Reserves. They are intended to formalise existing use arrangements.

Council has also created new Plans of Management documents to cover many Council owned Community land and these are included in this process.

BMCC has classified these reserves as ‘community land’ and categorised according to its current and intended use. Categories are described in the LG Act – cultural significance, sportsground, park, general community use, or natural area (with sub-category of bushland, escarpment, watercourse or wetland). Current Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping directly informed Council’s categorisation process and were approved by the Minister of Crown Lands (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) in 2020.

A Plan of Management must address the essential requirements of the LG Act. It describes the current condition and use of the site, permits or prohibits activities and manages use including utilising leases, licences or other estates. It describes how the sites are currently managed according to each appropriate land category.

Click on the following buttons to find Draft Plans of Managements on Public Exhibition


With the introduction of the Crown Land Management Act (CLM) 2016, Council was appointed Crown Land Manager for many Crown reserves.

The CLM Act requires Council to manage the Crown Reserves as public lands in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. The Council is required to:

  • Classify the land as operational or community land
  • Assign categories to the community land
  • Develop and adopt Plans of Management (PoMs) for the Crown Reserves classified as community land

The PoMs are not proposing changes to the Crown Reserves. They are intended to formalise existing use arrangements.

Council has also created new Plans of Management documents to cover many Council owned Community land and these are included in this process.

BMCC has classified these reserves as ‘community land’ and categorised according to its current and intended use. Categories are described in the LG Act – cultural significance, sportsground, park, general community use, or natural area (with sub-category of bushland, escarpment, watercourse or wetland). Current Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping directly informed Council’s categorisation process and were approved by the Minister of Crown Lands (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) in 2020.

A Plan of Management must address the essential requirements of the LG Act. It describes the current condition and use of the site, permits or prohibits activities and manages use including utilising leases, licences or other estates. It describes how the sites are currently managed according to each appropriate land category.

Click on the following buttons to find Draft Plans of Managements on Public Exhibition


Page last updated: 17 Aug 2022, 03:48 PM