Community Land in Colonel Light Gardens
Council Consults on Parks and Reserves in Colonel Light Gardens
Public consultation period is now closed.
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is home to a number of council-owned parks and reserves, each of which is subject to a ‘Community Land Management Plan’ to guide future use and development.
Council has commenced a review of Community Land Management Plans for:
- Hillview Reserve
- Mortlock Park
- Pembroke Place Reserve
- Reade Park
- Rochester Avenue Reserve
The first step in this review has been to seek the community’s written comments on the current Community Land Management Plans and issues relating to the future use and management of these parks and reserves. More than 500 written submissions were received during the consultation period and additional feedback provided at a Public Hearing held at 16 April 2013.
These written and verbal submissions will furnish Council with a better understanding of the community’s needs and wants in relation to these parks and reserves. It is a key step in the review of the Community Land Management Plans and will ultimately guide any subsequent amendments to the Conservation Management Plan for Colonel Light Gardens and the Master Concept Plan for Mortlock Park.
It is proposed that a consultation report will be published in an agenda for the June 2013 Meeting of Full Council. This will be followed by Council consideration of matters affecting Mortlock Park as a first priority. Subsequent reports will then be brought to Council for consideration of the revised Community Land Management Plans for Reade Park, Hillview Reserve, Pembroke Place Reserve and Rochester Avenue Reserve.
Council is of the view that the existing Community Land Management Plans can be improved by expanding the current level of detail to provide greater levels of information about the use and management of the community land. It may be, therefore, subject to consideration of feedback received, that some or all of these Plans are simply expanded to provide greater detail around existing provisions.
In undertaking this extensive consultation process, Council expects that the review process for all of the stated Plans will result in the possible revocation of the Master Concept Plan for Mortlock Park but otherwise the refinement and enhancement of the Plans as part of the shaping of the future for the identified parks and reserves in Colonel Light Gardens. Only if the Council determines in relation to any Community Land Management Plan that the changes to the Plan will have a significant community impact will there be further consultation. Any changes that are brought about through this current consultation process will, therefore, not be the subject of further consultation where the Council determines those changes to be of no impact or of no significant impact upon the interests of the community.
Relevant Background Information
- Current Community Land Management Plans for the five affected parks and reserves:
- Community Land Management Plan for Hill View Reserve(86 kb)
- Community Land Management Plan for Mortlock Park(89 kb)
- Community Land Management Plan for Pembroke Place Reserve(75 kb)
- Community Land Management Plan for Reade Park(45 kb)
- Community Land Management Plan for Rochester Avenue Reserve(75 kb)
- Report to Full Council (Agenda Item 18.5) on 28 August 2012 - Outstanding Resolutions in Colonel Light Gardens
- Minutes of Full Council (Agenda Item 18.5) on 28 August 2012 - Outstanding Resolutions in Colonel Light Gardens
- Report to Full Council (Agenda Item 16.4) on 23 October 2012 - Community Engagement Strategy
- Minutes of Full Council (Agenda Item 16.4) on 23 October 2012 - Community Engagement Strategy
- Conservation Management Plan for Colonel Light Gardens 2005
- Mortlock Park 1992 Master Concept Plan Resolution (300 kb)
- Mortlock Park 1992 Adopted Master Concept Plan (420 kb)
- City of Mitcham Strategic Plan 2008 - 2012
- City of Mitcham Policy on Public Consultation - Ref: 09.05
- City of Mitcham Open Space Strategy 2001
- Mitcham (City) Development Plan
- City of Mitcham By-Laws
Further enquiries can be directed to Ben Hignett, Council’s Senior Planner on 8372 8158 or email email@example.com