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Updating the Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management (PoM)

Hunter’s Hill Council resolved on 9 November, 2020 ( opens in a new windowMeeting No 4489) to exhibit the Draft Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management and associated Landscape Concept Plan.

opens in a new windowDraft Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management October 2020

opens in a new windowDraft Riverglade Reserve Landscape Concept Plan October 2020

These documents will be on exhibition for a period of four weeks with submissions received for a further two weeks until 22 December 2020.

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Contact: people@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9879 9400.

Riverglade Reserve

Riverglade Reserve is a 13-hectare district park situated 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. Hunters Hill Council is charged with care, control and management of the Reserve. Part of the reserve is zoned RE1 Public recreation and the rest zoned E2 Environmental conservation. It offers a combination of natural bushland areas, managed parkland settings, and developed sports fields.

Council appointed Eco Logical Australia to revise an existing PoM and liaise with park users, neighbours, stakeholders and the wider community to prepare the new plan. The PoM will guide Council in the management, use and development of Riverglade Reserve for the next ten years.

The Draft PoM has been prepared following detailed assessment of the relative legislation, comprehensive analysis of the site conditions and user patterns, and thorough stakeholder and community consultation.

The Draft Riverglade Reserve PoM includes: scope of the PoM, description of Riverglade Reserve, planning and management context, basis of management for Riverglade Reserve, permitted reserve purposes, intensity of use and development and landscape concept plan, management actions, and funding, implementation and review.

Community engagement has included:

  • Community Advisory Group Meetings
  • On-site posters – five (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 2019
  • 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)

Community feedback to date includes: current dog off-leash area maintained with improved signage; increase shade along pathways; playground; more seats, shelters, barbeques, picnic areas and additional drinking water; café/restaurant at The Priory; small formal carpark near Waruda Place; and terrestrial and marine habitats maintained and enhanced including small bird corridor linkages.

All of the feedback has been taken into consideration when developing the draft PoM and Landscape Concept Plan. The Landscape Concept Plan associated with the Draft Riverglade Reserve PoM outlines an overview for the management directions and key on-ground actions as well as the reserves intended layout for the future use and enhancement of the reserve.

Proposed All Ages, All Abilities Playspace

Hunter’s Hill Council has received funding from the Department of Planning and the Environment for an inclusive playspace at Riverglade Reserve. This playspace will be located below The Priory.

Public Hearing for the proposed re-categorisation of Riverglade Reserve

The public hearing about the proposed categorisation and recategorisation of River-glade Reserve will be held on Tuesday 1 December 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The public hearing will be held via an online conference using Zoom.

 Registrations by 12 noon on Tuesday 1 December 2020 are essential at to receive a link to the public hearing.

Register to attend and address the Public Hearing

The scope of the public hearing is to receive verbal and written submissions about the proposed re-categorisation and any issues which may impact on categorisation.

The Background Information Report for this public hearing is attached. Click hear to read.

The independent facilitator will prepare a written report to Council outlining the submissions and comments made at the hearing and recommendations for either changing or not changing the proposed re-categorisation based on the submissions and comments. Other issues could be raised in a written submission as part of the public exhibition.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

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