Council land management
Fraser Coast reserves
Council manages a large number of reserves throughout the Fraser Coast region.
These include local road reserves as well as over 700 parcels of state land for which Council is responsible as the Trustee.
Some of these areas have been developed as parks, recreations areas, sports fields while others are natural bushland areas that provide important habitat for native animals and plants.
Reserve areas can be leased out to third parties for various purposes such as sports or grazing.
Residents and visitors are requested to refrain from interfering with vegetation, dumping rubbish including garden waste or unauthorised entry using motor vehicles in Council reserve areas.
These activities cause major degradation such as erosion, creation of fire hazards and weed infestation and are offences under the Parks and Reserves local law.
Council owned land
Apart from reserves, Council also manages Council-owned freehold land.
This includes: public parkland, lots purchased under the Environmental Levy Program and other bushland lots designated for conservation purposes (such as koala corridors).
Petrie Park Tiaro - Land Management Plan
The Petrie Park Tiaro Land Management Plan was adopted by Council on 7 March 2012.
The plan is scheduled to be reviewed after five years, however if circumstances change, the document may be reviewed earlier.
Council will consider further land management plans for other environmentally significant areas.
Please check this website to find out more and take the opportunity to have your say.
Bushfire Management Strategy 2010
Council has adopted the Bushfire Management Strategy 2010 as the principal guiding resource to inform fire management planning for Council controlled lands.
The Strategy brings together best practice information resources that will allow Council to identify and meet fire management obligations under legislation.
Maryborough Mangrove Management Strategy
Council has adopted a Mangrove Management Strategy for the city reach of the Mary River.
The Strategy recognises the important environmental values of mangroves and the need to actively manage them in high use public areas.
In the Wharf Street to Brolga Theatre section, mangroves will continue to be retained.
Operational works are proposed to: maintain river views in various locations, allow public surveillance of the boardwalk and public jetty, and allow for potential future construction of fishing platforms and a river bank amphitheatre.
In other offset areas, mangrove buffers will be rehabilitated and protected.