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Plans for Public Spaces

Cumberland manages a range of public spaces that include areas such as parks and recreational reserves, public gardens, nature reserves and civic areas. The following plans inform how we manage our public spaces so that they are welcoming, inclusive, clean and safe, enhance the liveability of our community and promote pride in the Cumberland local government area.

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Plans of Management

The Local Government Act 1993 and the Crown Land Management Act 2016 require Councils to prepare Plans of Management (PoM) in consultation with the community for all public land that is classified as community land that is under the care, control and management of Council.

Plans of Management are an important management tool that require councils to outline land use, management objectives, development and monitoring controls to ensure a transparent and coordinated approach to public land management.

Site Specific Plans of Management

Site specific Plans of Management have been prepared for single property or destination to provide a framework to guide day-to-day and long-term decision-making regarding the use and management of the park. Site specific Plans of Management are prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Crown Land Management Act 2016 in consultation with the community for all public land that is classified as community land that is under the care, control and management of Council.

Public Domain Plans

The below Public Domain Plans have been prepared to guide the delivery of consistently high-quality public realm to promote the revitalisation of our Town Centres.

These documents set out a Town Centre wide palette of streetscape treatments, including material palettes for surface treatments, street furniture, landscaping and finishes. It also provides guidelines and relevant information to assist developers and Council in undertaking public domain works within our Town Centres.

Landscape Masterplans

A Landscape Masterplan is developed to create a guiding future vision for a public space area and to guide the future use and development of the area. A Landscape Masterplan may occur within a Plan of Management or as a stand-alone plan.