Land at the Park under this PoM is categorised as Natural Area - Bushland and General Community Use.
Natural Area - Bushland
The core objectives for management of community land categorised as a Natural Area are:
- to conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem function in respect of the land, or the feature or habitat in respect of which the land is categorised as a natural area, and
- to maintain the land, or that feature or habitat, in its natural state and setting, and
- to provide for the restoration and regeneration of the land, and
- to provide for community use of and access to the land in such a manner as will minimise and mitigate any disturbance caused by human intrusion, and
- to assist in and facilitate the implementation of any provisions restricting the use and management of the land that are set out in a Recovery Plan or Threat Abatement Plan prepared under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 or the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
The core objectives for management of community land further categorised as Bushland are:
- to ensure the ongoing ecological viability of the land by protecting the ecological biodiversity and habitat values of the land, the flora and fauna (including invertebrates, fungi and micro-organisms) of the land and other ecological values of the land, and
- to protect the aesthetic, heritage, recreational, educational and scientific values of the land, and
- to promote the management of the land in a manner that protects and enhances the values and quality of the land and facilitates public enjoyment of the land, and to implement measures directed to minimising or mitigating any disturbance caused by human intrusion, and
- to restore degraded bushland, and
- to protect existing landforms such as natural drainage lines, watercourses and foreshores, and
- to retain bushland in parcels of a size and configuration that will enable the existing plant and animal communities to survive in the long term, and
- to protect bushland as a natural stabiliser of the soil surface.
General Community Use
Relevant Core Objectives for management of community land categorised as General Community Use are to promote, encourage and provide for the use of the land, and to provide facilities on the land, to meet the current and future needs of the local community and of the wider public:
- in relation to public recreation and the physical, cultural, social and intellectual welfare or development of individual members of the public, and
- in relation to purposes for which a lease, licence or other estate may be granted in respect of the land (other than the provision of public utilities and works associated with or ancillary to public utilities).