The Local Government Act requires councils to develop management plans for all community land and to maintain a Community Land Register.
While categories for community land are not specifically defined in the Act, it includes areas set aside for public use or conservation purposes, such as reserves and recreation and sporting facilities.
Council has 11 Community Land Management Plans for:
From time to time parcels of land may be gifted to Council.
When this occurs, these are added to the Community Land Register and incorporated under an appropriate management plan.
These plans are in the process of being updated to reflect the hierarchy for open space adopted by Council's Open Space and Public Place Plan, as part of a cyclic review that also captures gifted land and recent community land revocations.