Crown Land Plan of Management

  • Project typeLand Management Planning
  • Contractor nameLocale Consulting
  • Completion Date30 June 2022
Aerial photo of Seven Mile Beach

Kiama Council is preparing a plan of management for key reserves it manages on behalf of the NSW Government (council-managed crown land).

These 18 reserves include Saddleback Mountain, Blowhole Point, Kiama Showground, Gerringong Harbour and Seven Mile Beach.

This plan of management will set out what each reserve can be used for, what (if any) development can occur and what leases and licences are allowed.

This also helps us define the planning, resource management and maintenance required. 

We have developed a draft plan of management involving significant consultation with precinct committees, tourism and business groups as well as the wider community.

We also conducted an online survey to capture what people think is important about these places and how they should be managed.

Results from the survey and feedback from the various groups helped develop the draft plan of management.

The draft plan of management has been reviewed by Council and the NSW Government.

It was also placed on public exhibition to gather final community feedback.

November 2023 update

At Council's November 2023 meeting, Council, in accordance with the Crown Lands Management Act 2016, endorsed the updated draft Plan of Management for submission to the NSW department of Planning, Industry & Environment – Crown Lands for Ministerial approval.