Council is seeking community feedback about proposed options for the future management of Stanley Park, Mount Macedon.
Until 1 September 2020, there was a committee of management for Stanley Park which was made up of members of the community. Like many other community groups who are active in conservation reserves, the former committee primarily conducted environmental works such as weed control and revegetation in collaboration with Council.
This committee was a ‘Special Committee’ under section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989. However, the introduction of the new Local Government Act 2020 resulted in such committees no longer existing from 1 September 2020.
Since 1 October 2020, the park has been managed under a Memorandum of Understanding between Council and the members of the former Committee of Management. This was put in place as an interim arrangement and it is now time for Council to decide on an ongoing arrangement.
The proposed options are:
- Community Asset Committee
- Advisory Committee
- “Friends of” Stanley Park Group
- Council managed park – no formal community involvement
- Delegated Committee
Find out more about each of these options, including roles and responsibilities, in the sections below.