Our natural areas are important environmental assets for the Gold Coast and also provide opportunities for nature-based recreation. Gold Coast City Council seeks to protect and manage these areas sustainably through Natural Area Management Plans.
Plans are developed for groups or 'clusters' of natural areas, reserves and wetlands and include Conservation Areas purchased under the Open Space Preservation Levy (OSPL).
The plans address flora and fauna protection, rare and threatened species management, protection and enhancement of habitat and wildlife corridors, bushfire management, pest and weed control, development of recreational opportunities and manage potential human impacts.
The planning process involves developing interim plans, before completing full management plans in which the public are invited to have their say.
Consultation is currently underway for the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area (Arundel Station).
For more information and to have your say click here.
Full management plans have been completed for:
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