Community Feedback Sought For Scenic Hill
Wednesday, 06 Jul 2022Griffith City Council is preparing a Draft Plan of Management for Scenic Hill and is asking the community to complete a survey to assist.
The Draft Plan of Management (PoM) includes the natural bushland areas of Scenic Hill (excluding formal areas of Dalton Park, Griffith Rodeo Grounds, The Pines Speedway, Griffith Golf Course, Griffith Gun Club and Pioneer Park Museum).
The survey aims to find out how frequently the community uses the Scenic Hill area, along with why, how and what concerns they may have with the locale.
Scenic Hill is a valuable natural resource to the City of Griffith and the broader community providing a range of formal recreational use areas, cultural experiences, natural areas and a significant visual quality. The total area of natural bushland is approximately 537 hectares.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said the Plan will examine the current character, current use and future needs of the reserves and their relationship to the surrounding lands and communities within which they are located.
“The Draft PoM will establish a clear direction for future development, planning and resource management of the land by Council - Scenic Hill is owned by State of New South Wales (as Crown land) and managed by Griffith City Council under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 and the Local Government Act 1993,” said Councillor Curran.
“There are limitations in relation to development on Scenic Hill due to Federal and State Government laws in relation to Crown land which means any activities, or future proposals, need to be compliant with relevant Local Government, Crown Land’s legislation and Native Title considerations.
“Council is undertaking community consultation to assist with the development of the PoM for Scenic Hill and inviting the public to provide feedback in an effort to gain the community’s use and appreciation of the area so that we can plan appropriately for the future of this important natural resource,” he added.
The community is invited to complete the survey online at griffith.nsw.gov.au/scenichill
The survey closes 18 August 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Council on 1300 176 077
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