Community Engagement

Working with our community, who are the users of the Reserve, is integral to help us transform the space into an iconic, community driven destination.

We see community engagement as a key tool to help us develop a well-researched and robust Land Management Plan that addresses the needs of both the community and stakeholders and ensures the Reserve meets existing and future needs.

Your feedback and ideas will help guide us and provide input into how the Reserve looks and is utilised in the future.

 

DRAFT LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

After extensive community and stakeholder engagement, our draft Land Management Plan (LMP) has been released for comment and feedback.

The vision and approach that we have taken to develop the plan has been driven by feedback from our community and captured through our engagement activities to date. Through the projects and actions identified for the Reserve, we have endeavoured to capture the needs, as well as the spirit and imagination of our diverse users, both current and future.

We are now inviting everyone to view the plan and provide their feedback, as well as seeking Expressions of Interest from potential partners who can help us shape and deliver future outcomes for the Reserve.

View the plan and provide your feedback.

 

Previous Community Consultations and Engagement Activities

  • Issues and Opportunities Paper – October / November 2019
  • Issues and Opportunities Community Workshop – August 2019
  • Community Feedback Survey – July 2019
  • Community Information Sessions – December 2018, May 2019, November 2019, April 2020 (via video)
  • Project Advisory Group Meetings – July 2019, August 2019, November 2019, May 2020, June 2020

Over the course of our community engagement to date, we have received a total of 304 contributions.

Thank you to everyone who has participated and contributed their thoughts and ideas for the future of the Reserve.

To stay up to date with the progress of the Land Management Plan, please join our mailing list.

 

NEXT STEPS

The draft Land Management Plan is open for community consultation from Monday 29th June 2020 – Friday 14th August 2020

Submissions and feedback received during the consultation will be analysed and will be used to inform the final Land Management Plan. All Expressions of Interest will also be considered in the development of the final Land Management Plan.

Once the plan is approved by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, it will be publicly released, and will detail projects and initiatives that will be delivered within the next fifteen years with adequate funding. The Trust is also committed to achieving quick wins which will improve access, movement and activate the Reserve more immediately in the short term.

The final plan is due for release in September 2020.