In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) land classified as Community land is required to be categorised, used and managed in accordance with a plan of management applying to the land. Council staff have determined that the preparation of a ‘generic’ plan of management for multiple reserves of the same LG Act land categorisation is the most efficient approach to ensuring all community land is managed by an up to date plan. One of the categories given to us in the LG Act is General Community Use.
On this page, you will find the Draft Generic Plan of Management for Community Land categorised as General Community Use. Please read through and give us your feedback!
We are required under the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) to prepare plans of management for all community land in accordance with land categories provided in the Act.
For land categorised as General Community Use, the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 (the Regulation) specifies:
“Land should be categorised as general community use under section 36(4) of the Act if the land— 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, and
is not required to be categorised as a natural area under section 36A, 36B or 36C of the Act and does not satisfy the guidelines under sections 102–105 of this Regulation for categorisation as a natural area, a sportsground, a park or an area of cultural significance.”
Does the plan propose to change land use or maintenance schedules for lands included in the plan, categorised as General Community Use?
This draft generic plan does not propose changes to current uses, or general maintenance schedules on any of the sites.
This plan’s purpose is to:
- Capture existing reserve features such as land and buildings,
- Clarify how we will continue to manage the reserve, and
- Outline how the land can be used by you.
The plan outlines how the reserve and its features, will generally be managed and maintained, it does not determine the specific work schedules (mowing, maintenance or upgrades); these are determined operationally by relevant staff.