On 16 November 2023, Council resolved to exhibit a draft Plan of Management for the Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve.

A Plan of Management is a public document that sets out how community land is to be used, improved, managed, and maintained. Council develops Plans of Management under the Local Government Act 1993 and assigns one or more category to the land which will govern how the land can be used.

Next Steps

In accordance with s38 of the Local Government Act, the draft Plan of Management was on public exhibition in February earlier this year. Council received 50 submissions during the exhibition period and staff are currently preparing a post-exhibition report. This report will be presented to Council in the near future.

The draft Plan of Management can be viewed online in the Document Library on this page.

Community Engagement

The draft Plan of Management (POM) reflects community input gathered through:

  • A workshop held on June 16, 2022, at Renwick Community Centre with the Mount Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare Group.
  • An online community survey conducted on Council's previous engagement platform, Your Say Wingecarribee from 20 June to 19 July 2022.

Valuable community feedback on the area's values, management needs, land-use issues, and potential opportunities helped shape the draft POM. A summary of this feedback is available in the document library.

The Local Government Act plays a vital role in ensuring community involvement in developing the Plan of Management (PoM). Here's how:

  • Public Notice: We'll notify the community about the draft PoM for at least 28 days.
  • Your Say Matters: During this period, you'll have 42 days to provide your feedback and suggestions on the draft plan.
  • Clear Communication: The draft PoM and any relevant documents will be publicly exhibited, allowing you to understand the plan and its implications.

This approach ensures transparency and allows your voice to shape the final PoM.

Project Lifecycle

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Project Commences

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community Workshop

    Workshop held with Mount Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare team June 2022.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community Engagement Survey

    Community Survey held from 20 June - 19 July 2022.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community Feedback Review

    Feedback under review and preparation of draft PoM is underway.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Draft PoM presented to Council

    Draft PoM presented to Council seeking authorisation to submit to the Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Draft PoM with Department of Planning and Environment

    Draft PoM referred to Crown Land (Department of Planning and Environment) for authorisation and/or amendments.

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Public Exhibition of Draft PoM

    During this time, we will be seeking further feedback from you.

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    Report to Council

  • Timeline item 9 - complete

    PoM adopted by Council

    The PoM was adopted by Council at the Ordinary Meeting 15 May 2024