About the Plans of Management

Plans of Management (PoM) are developed to achieve balanced, responsible and sustainable use of land and aims to meet the ongoing needs of the local community.

PoMs establish directions for planning, resource management, and maintenance of the land as well as identify the key values of the land and its purposes so they can be protected and enhanced. PoMs are legal documents prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

Crown Land

The Crown Land Management Act 2016 introduced legislation in 2018 that requires Local Councils to manage some Crown reserved land as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act). This means that Council is required to prepare plans of management for the Crown reserves.

Crown reserves are land set aside on behalf of the community for a wide range of public purposes including environmental and heritage protection, recreation and sport, open space, community halls, special events and government services.

You can find out more information from the NSW Government website about Crown Lands across NSW.

Drafting PoMs

Council will be developing 15 PoMs for Crown Lands in Shellharbour. This will be done in stages, you can find out information about the current draft PoMs and where they will be developed in the future by clicking on the tiles below.