North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Draft Plan of Management

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Consultation has concluded

Public Exhibition closed: Council’s draft Plan of Management for the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden was placed on public exhibition from 5 September to 27 October 2022.

About the draft Plan of Management

A Plan of Management is the legal mechanism which allows Council, as the appointed land manager, to manage the occupation and use of the lands specified in the document. This includes when and where the public can use the area, the types of activities permitted and authorises Council to grant tenures for use and occupation of the land.

Background information

The Crown Land Management Act 2016 (CLM Act) requires all councils appointed to manage dedicated or reserved Crown land to manage such land as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act). The LG Act requires a Plan of Management to be adopted by Council for all land classified as ‘community’ land and outlines the requirements for such a Plan.

The Crown, as the owner of the land, must be satisfied that Council, the appointed land manager, is proposing to use and manage the land in a manner consistent with legislation. Therefore, any draft Plan of Management must be approved by Crown Lands, a Division of NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE Crown Lands).

Council previously resolved to refer the draft Plan of Management to DPE Crown Lands for approval. This approval has been provided and public are now invited to lodge submissions for consideration prior to the Plan of Management being formally adopted.

Public Exhibition closed: Council’s draft Plan of Management for the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden was placed on public exhibition from 5 September to 27 October 2022.

About the draft Plan of Management

A Plan of Management is the legal mechanism which allows Council, as the appointed land manager, to manage the occupation and use of the lands specified in the document. This includes when and where the public can use the area, the types of activities permitted and authorises Council to grant tenures for use and occupation of the land.

Background information

The Crown Land Management Act 2016 (CLM Act) requires all councils appointed to manage dedicated or reserved Crown land to manage such land as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act). The LG Act requires a Plan of Management to be adopted by Council for all land classified as ‘community’ land and outlines the requirements for such a Plan.

The Crown, as the owner of the land, must be satisfied that Council, the appointed land manager, is proposing to use and manage the land in a manner consistent with legislation. Therefore, any draft Plan of Management must be approved by Crown Lands, a Division of NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE Crown Lands).

Council previously resolved to refer the draft Plan of Management to DPE Crown Lands for approval. This approval has been provided and public are now invited to lodge submissions for consideration prior to the Plan of Management being formally adopted.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please read our Submissions page for more details on providing submissions to Council.

    Submissions closed 5:00pm 27 October 2022.


    Consultation has concluded
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