Reserve Management Plans

Council is working with a consultant to develop Management Plans for five of our reserves in the Southern Beaches area. These include Dodges Ferry Recreation Reserve, Parnella Reserve, Payeena Reserve, Bally Park Reserve and Samuel Thorne Reserve.

Council is also updating the Fire Management Plan for Dodges Ferry Recreation Reserve.

A Reserve Management Plan bring together all of the information known about the reserve including what plants and animals can be found there (through a natural values assessment) and the history of the site. From this information, a Reserve Management Plan is developed which outlines the goals, objectives, and strategies for the effective management and conservation of the specific reserve into the future.

Engagement with our local stakeholders, including local communities, Indigenous groups, government agencies, and NGOs is very important. We are committed to weaving their perspectives and experiences into the core of the Reserve Management Plans.

Community input is an important part of the development of the management plans and we welcomed your feedback and thoughts.

We held a community forum on Friday 10th November 2023 and had an online feedback form open for 4 weeks.

Feedback has been collated and sent to North Barker for consideration and inclusion in the Draft Reserve Management Plans. Copies of the Plans will be available early in 2024.

For more information on the development of our Reserve Management Plans please contact our NRM Officer, Dibas Panta on 6269 0000 or