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The purpose of a Plan of Management is to provide guidelines and actions for future use, management and maintenance of a reserve.

The Plan of Management process encourages community consultation to ensure preservation of the natural environment, balance the concerns of interest groups and establish priorities for improvements over a 5 to 10 year period.

Council has Plans of Management for the following reserves:

Boronia Park is a 24.2 hectare park in Hunter’s Hill, situated along the lower reaches of the Lane Cove River. The Park is a Crown Reserve (No. 500262) managed by Hunter’s Hill Council (HHC).

The Boronia Park Plan of Management (PoM) provides a framework to guide the management and future use of the Park. The PoM has been prepared following detailed assessment of the relative legislative documentation, comprehensive analysis of the site conditions and user patterns, and thorough stakeholder and community consultation.

As part of the preparation of the revised Boronia Park Plan of Management (PoM), Council is required to refer the draft PoM to NSW Crown Lands. Following its review of the draft, Crown Lands has advised that three (3) amendments are required to the draft plan.

These relate to the description of:

  • two lots, which were included in the draft Boronia Park POM in error and need to be removed as they will be covered under a separate Plan of Management for St Johns Park;
  • land ownership for Lot 827 DP 752035, at the south-east corner of High Street and Park Road, which defaulted to the Minister administering the Crown Land Management Act 2016, and is not devolved to Hunter’s Hill Council’s management under section 8 of the Local Government Act 1993.

As such, an addendum to the draft Boronia Park PoM has been issued, with the exhibition period extended from December 2019 to Friday February 14, 2020.

Boronia Park DRAFT Plan of Management

6 December 2019 Addendum to Draft Plan of Management for Boronia Park

Updating the Boronia Park Plan of Management (PoM)

Hunter’s Hill Council is currently updating the Boronia Park PoM. Council has appointed Gondwana Consulting to revise the existing PoM and liaise with park users, neighbours, stakeholders and the wider community to prepare the new plan.

The update will also include two important considerations, which will both be funded via State Government grants:

  • $1 million for the Boronia Park Sports Precinct Upgrade project – to enhance sporting opportunities and facilities.
  • $200,000 for an all ages, all abilities playspace.

There are no draft concept plans currently in place for either the playspace or the sporting upgrade. The information and feedback gained from community consultation will assist in shaping the design and location of the projects.

Council recently produced a Boronia Park PoM Newsletter, which was delivered to residents surrounding Boronia Park and local schools. This newsletter provides an overview of What’s happening Boronia Park October 2019.

The overall PoM is important to the entire Hunters Hill community and to those users who reside outside the local government area. Updating the PoM is multifaceted as not only is it important to address issues relating to the maintenance of flora and fauna, the needs of local residents and the overall sustainability of the park, it is also important to manage any new projects such as the all ages, all abilities playspace and sporting facilities.

Location of an All Ages, All Abilities Playspace

Earlier in 2019 the Hunters Hill Playground Advisory Group looked at a number of sites for an all ages, all abilities playspace. Consideration was given to Riverglade Reserve, as an area located below The Priory was recommended in the 2013 Riverglade Reserve PoM. However, due to concerns relating to the Reserve Flying-fox colony and a preference for a centralised location in Hunters Hill, the Playground Advisory Group reviewed sites outlined in the 2015 Boronia Park PoM.

Whilst the Advisory Group felt that upgrading the existing playground in High Street, Boronia Park had merit, the conditions of the State Government Grant outlined that existing facility upgrades would not be eligible.

The Playground Advisory Group then reviewed an area on Park Road that was cited in the 2015 PoM for a youth play space. It was felt that this location would meet the needs of the community and fulfil the grant guidelines.

Outcomes and options from the current review of the PoM will determine design concepts and location. Council is working with the Boronia Park Community Advisory Group (CAG) to finalise timelines, review community feedback and understand the parameters of a draft PoM for exhibition later in 2019.

Is there a site for a Sporting Facility or a plan to upgrade existing facilities?

There are currently no concept plans for a sporting facility. The outcomes from the Draft Boronia Park PoM will determine what aspects (design, users, location, etc.) will need to be incorporated into a facility that meets the needs of sporting groups and the local community.

Council is committed to working with all stakeholders in determining the best path forward.

Draft Boronia Park PoM on public exhibition

The Draft PoM has been extended to Friday, 14 February 2020.

You can view the Draft POM online:

Boronia Park DRAFT Plan of Management

6 December 2019 Addendum to Draft Plan of Management for Boronia Park


Council’s Customer Service Centre

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill

from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday


Gladesville Library

6 Pittwater Road, Gladesville

during library opening hours.

Hunter’s Hill Council invites community and stakeholder comment in order to finalise the PoM. Submissions will be received up until 4pm on Friday, 14 February 2020.

Please address all submissions to Alan Ginns, Gondwana Consulting and forward to PO Box 905, Narrabeen, NSW, 2101, and emails to gwanacon@tpg.com.au.

Who can I contact if I have questions or want to provide feedback?

Please address all questions or feedback to Alan Ginns, Gondwana Consulting and forward to PO Box 905, Narrabeen, NSW, 2101 and emails to gwanacon@tpg.com.au.

Riverglade Plan of Management is in the process of being updated

Hunter’s Hill Council is working with Eco Logical Australia to update the Plan of Management for Riverglade Reserve. This Plan of Management will provide guidelines and actions for future management and maintenance of the reserve.

Community engagement has included:

  • A Community Advisory Group Meeting
  • On-site posters – 5 posters onsite
  • Letterbox drop –to 580 homes in September 2019
  • Editorial in TWT Mayoral Column
  • Information on Council’s website
  • Two onsite information kiosks – Sunday 8 September and Wednesday 11 September
  • A focus group meeting for interested residents
  • Internal workshop with Council staff
  • Email interviews with State Government agencies including Sydney Water, NSW Fisheries, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Heritage Office
  • Online survey (198 responses)

Engagement still to take place:

  • Two more Community Advisory Groups meetings
  • Councillors briefing on draft PoM

For more information or to register your details to be kept informed of the revised Plan of Management’s preparation, please contact Hunter’s Hill Council, Ph: 9879 9400.

Riverglade POM 2013

The purpose of the Plan of Management (PoM) is to provide a 10 year strategy for the management, use and future enhancement of Riverglade Reserve. The PoM was commissioned by the Hunters Hill Council, in response to some key issues including:

• Increasing user conflicts, largely resulting from increasing sports use, displacing local community & passive recreational use

• Neighbourhood impacts resulting from increasing use (i.e. access & car parking, lack of toilets, noise etc.).

• Neighbour issues arising from regional wildlife corridors enhancement activities.

• The need for the PoM to be updated and adopted.

• The need to formalise the PoM to meet requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.

• The need to update the PoM to recognise inclusion of The Priory and the proposed future plans identified through the Conservation Management Plan and other Council cultural plans.

Riverglade Reserve is located on Tarban Creek, between the suburbs of Gladesville, Huntley’s Point and Hunters Hill. Its main access is off Manning Road, Waruda Place or Joly Parade.

The Riverglade Reserve is Crown land reserved for the purpose of “public recreation”. It was gazetted on the 7 June, 1996, and the Hunters Hill Council was appointed Trust manager on that same day. As the Reserve Trust, Council is charged with care, control and management of the Reserve.

Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management 2013 Executive Summary

Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management 2013 Volume 1

Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management 2013 Volume 2

Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management 2013 maps

The study area incorporates two reserves located in Huntleys Point in the Hunter’s Hill Municipality, approximately 7km from the Sydney CBD. Both reserves are located upstream of the Gladesville Bridge on the northern side of the Parramatta River and are State owned (Crown Land) under the care control and management of Hunter’s Hill Council.

The open spaces as a whole provide a significant foreshore corridor on the Parramatta River, providing links to Bedlam Bay Regional Park to the west and Riverglade Reserve to the north.

The plan seeks to balance natural area conservation with passive and active recreation and other community uses of the site. The plan aims to establish a basis for guiding Council’s ongoing enhancement and maintenance of this important open space asset and provide a suitable guide for day-to-day and long term decision making.

Gladesville Reserve and Betts Park Plan of Management 2004

The study area incorporates two Reserves located in Woolwich in the Hunter’s Hill Municipality, approximately 4km from the Sydney CBD. Clarkes Point Reserve lies at the confluence of the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers and is State owned under the care control and management of Hunter’s Hill Council. Morts Reserve located directly to the west is Council owned Community land.

The Reserves form an integral component in the network of Sydney Harbour foreshore open space, and are bounded by the Woolwich Dock and Goat Paddock open space to the north and the Horse Paddock open space to the west (all currently managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust). Kellys Bush conservation area also lies beyond the Woolwich Marina to the west of the Horse Paddock.

The plan seeks to balance open space and recreational needs with conservation of the inherent cultural and natural heritage and qualities of the site. It also recognises the planning by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (SHFT) for adjoining land and the opportunities presented by a coordinated approach and plan for public open space on the peninsular.

The plan aims to provide a basis for guiding Council’s ongoing enhancement and maintenance of this important open space asset and provide a suitable guide for day to day and long term decision making.

Clarkes Point Reserve and Morts Reserve Plan of Management 2004

The Francis Street Reserve Plan of Management has been prepared in accordance with the Department of Local Government guidelines. The document includes the following key information:

– Classification of land.

– Categorisation of land according to legislation.

– Summary of consultations with the broader community.

– Setting of objectives and performance targets for management of the land, specifies means of achieving performance targets (i.e. management strategies, specify method of assessing achievement of performance targets.

The Plan of Management separates management activities into five broad categories:

Stream, pollution, biodiversity, cultural heritage and visitor management. The Plan provides management strategies, expected associated costs, and timeframes for strategy implementation.

Francis Street Reserve Plan of Management 2001

The Ferdinand Street Reserve Plan of Management outlines the category of the reserve, aboriginal and European history, vegetation in the reserve, problems associated with management and solutions.

Reserve R51760 was notified for public recreation in October 1916, and placed under care control and management of Council.

Ferdinand Street Reserve Plan of Management 1998

Kelly’s Bush is probably most remembered as the site of the first green ban, but there are several other reasons for its significance as urban remnant bushland:

-Kelly’s Bush is the most western area of bushland on Sydney Harbour, it is situated on the Parramatta River side of the Woolwich peninsula while other bushland areas are on the Lane Cove River side, it is one of the few pieces of remnant bushland close to the CBD, its close proximity to Boronia Park and other bushland, making it a possible corridor for wildlife, and its pathways form part of the Great North Walk.

-Its location means that Kelly’s Bush contains genetic variation in plant species that may not occur elsewhere, in addition, there are a number of uncommon plant species occurring in Kelly’s Bush including Allocasuarina paludosa, which is normally associated with the northern beaches.

– There are several sites including axe grinding grooves and middens.

Kelly’s Bush Plan of Management 1997

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