The Spit Reserves are located on the foreshores of Middle Harbour and provide a regionally significant leisure, entertainment and recreation area catering for a variety of land and water based recreational activities. Most of the land within the Spit Reserves is owned by the Crown but is under the care, control and management of Mosman Council through the Mosman Foreshore Reserves Land Trust.
The draft Spit Reserves Plan of Management (the draft Plan) has been prepared to meet legislative requirements and to guide Mosman Council in its role of Trust Manager. The draft Plan identifies issues affecting the Spit Reserves and outlines how the area is intended to be used, improved, maintained and managed in the future.
The vision for the area is identified in the draft Plan as:
“The Spit Reserves will continue to be a prominent landmark at the gateway to Mosman from the north. Within the reserves, multiple land and water recreational and social activities will be offered in a highly valued landscaped and waterfront setting that attracts a regional catchment of visitors. Limited additional commercial development will occur in keeping with the community’s desire to improve public access to the waterfront, and to retain and enjoy high quality open space and bushland”.
The draft Plan was placed on public exhibition during December 2010 and is currently with the Crown Lands Division of the Department of Primary Industries awaiting endorsement. Once this endorsement has been obtained, the draft Plan will be referred to a Council meeting for adoption.
Update, February 2012
The Spit Reserves Plan of Management was considered at the Council meeting of 6 December 2011 where it was resolved to adopt the Plan. The Plan has now been referred to the Crown Lands Division of the Department of Primary Industries for final adoption.
The Spit Reserves Plan of Management (PDF 3MB)