Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve

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Consultation has concluded

Port Macquarie Hastings-Council is developing a Plan of Management for Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve. The previous plan was never formally adopted by the Minister for Lands and is now outdated.

Development of the plan will take approximately 12 months if Council is successful in getting a grant to fund a consultant to complete the scientific study elements of the plan preparation.

The plan will consider six main themes of the nature reserve;

  • Flying foxes
  • Bush regeneration / urban weed invasion
  • Recreational values – boardwalk, open space
  • Educational values – arboretum, interpretive signage
  • Aboriginal and European-Heritage – historic cemetery, aboriginal significance
  • Bushfire and Ecological burns

This first phase of community engagement will help Council better understand how people use and value the reserve, what they would like to see in the Plan of Management and what their aspirations are for the future of the reserve.

This information will be collated and reported back to the community as part of the development of the Plan of Management.

Have your say by adding your comments to discussion forums below and please take 30 seconds to complete our quick survey.

Port Macquarie Hastings-Council is developing a Plan of Management for Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve. The previous plan was never formally adopted by the Minister for Lands and is now outdated.

Development of the plan will take approximately 12 months if Council is successful in getting a grant to fund a consultant to complete the scientific study elements of the plan preparation.

The plan will consider six main themes of the nature reserve;

  • Flying foxes
  • Bush regeneration / urban weed invasion
  • Recreational values – boardwalk, open space
  • Educational values – arboretum, interpretive signage
  • Aboriginal and European-Heritage – historic cemetery, aboriginal significance
  • Bushfire and Ecological burns

This first phase of community engagement will help Council better understand how people use and value the reserve, what they would like to see in the Plan of Management and what their aspirations are for the future of the reserve.

This information will be collated and reported back to the community as part of the development of the Plan of Management.

Have your say by adding your comments to discussion forums below and please take 30 seconds to complete our quick survey.

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  • What are your experiences of the heritage aspects of the reserve?

    almost 11 years ago
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    The Reserve is an important heritage area for the region with the site having aboriginal significance was well as containing the Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery which is of State heritage significance and classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW).

    Please share your experiences relating to the historical aspects of the Reserve and how you think the Plan of Management could relect this is in the future.

  • What are your experiences of the wildlife in the reserve?

    almost 11 years ago
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    The reserve is rich in birdlife with some 165 species being identified and numerous reptiles such as water dragons and blue tongue lizards identified.  The reserve also has a colony of Grey Headed Flying Foxes and some Black Flying Foxes, often referred to as Megabats with a population that fluctuates between 30,000 to 200,000 based on the time of year.

    Council wants to know your experiences of the Reserves wildlife, including the bats. How do you envisage the wildlife being managed in the future?

  • What are your experiences of the educational oportunities available in the reserve?

    almost 11 years ago
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    Throughout Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve there are a number of interpretive signs explaining the seven ecosystems which are abundant with native plants and animals. The aboretum, or garden of trees, features a variety of trees and explanatory signage. Council wants to know what sort of educational experiences you've had in the reserve and how you would like to see the educational opportunities managed in the future.

  • What are your experiences of the recreational spaces in the reserve?

    almost 11 years ago
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    The recreational space is considered to be the open parkland space fronting Gordon Street and the boardwalks and walking trails throughout the reserve. Council wants to know how you have used these spaces and what your thoughts are for the future of the recreational spaces in the reserve.