Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan - Draft

Consultation has concluded

The Careniup Swamp Reserve in Gwelup is made up of unique environments including wetlands, large open spaces and urban forests and fields, and has become the perfect place for bird watching, photography, nature play and walking. It is also home to the Secret Garden – a place that is special to the City and our residents.

We want to make sure this important natural resource is looked after well into the future so have developed a plan to ensure that effective management of the reserve is maintained.

The Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan- Draft aims to balance the environmental and conservation needs of the reserve, while still meeting the current and future recreational needs of the community.

What does the management plan cover?

The management plan recommends a number of actions that address the following key areas:

  • Planning

Provides details on how the City will plan for the management of land adjacent to the swamp.

  • Physical environment

Outlines the strategies the City will undertake to ensure a healthy, natural ecosystem within the swamp precinct is maintained.

  • Biological environment

Discusses the measures the City will take to protect the vegetation and wildlife within the reserve.

  • Social and built form

Addresses the infrastructure needs and ongoing management required to cater for an increasing number of visitors to the reserve while reducing the impact on the natural environment. The Draft Development Plan shows the proposed infrastructure and works planned for the reserve.

How can I view the management plan?

The Careniup Swamp Reserve - Draft Management Plan is available to download from the Document Library to the right of the page. There are three documents that make up the plan:

This information is available in alternative formats, on request by contacting the City of Stirling Customer Service Team on (08) 9205 8555.

The Careniup Swamp Reserve in Gwelup is made up of unique environments including wetlands, large open spaces and urban forests and fields, and has become the perfect place for bird watching, photography, nature play and walking. It is also home to the Secret Garden – a place that is special to the City and our residents.

We want to make sure this important natural resource is looked after well into the future so have developed a plan to ensure that effective management of the reserve is maintained.

The Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan- Draft aims to balance the environmental and conservation needs of the reserve, while still meeting the current and future recreational needs of the community.

What does the management plan cover?

The management plan recommends a number of actions that address the following key areas:

  • Planning

Provides details on how the City will plan for the management of land adjacent to the swamp.

  • Physical environment

Outlines the strategies the City will undertake to ensure a healthy, natural ecosystem within the swamp precinct is maintained.

  • Biological environment

Discusses the measures the City will take to protect the vegetation and wildlife within the reserve.

  • Social and built form

Addresses the infrastructure needs and ongoing management required to cater for an increasing number of visitors to the reserve while reducing the impact on the natural environment. The Draft Development Plan shows the proposed infrastructure and works planned for the reserve.

How can I view the management plan?

The Careniup Swamp Reserve - Draft Management Plan is available to download from the Document Library to the right of the page. There are three documents that make up the plan:

This information is available in alternative formats, on request by contacting the City of Stirling Customer Service Team on (08) 9205 8555.

Consultation has concluded
  • Date confirmed for presentation of draft Careniup Management Plan

    about 2 months ago
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    The report on the Careniup Management Plan will be presented to the Community and Resources Committee (CRC) at the 2 April 2019 meeting.

    The revised management plan and report are now available on the City’s website at the following link.

    Pending the outcome of the CRC meeting, the report will be presented to Council on 16 April 2019.

    Members of the community are welcome to attend the CRC meeting. It will be held in the Parmelia Room and doors open from 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.

    For more information about attending the CRC meeting, or making a deputation, please...

    The report on the Careniup Management Plan will be presented to the Community and Resources Committee (CRC) at the 2 April 2019 meeting.

    The revised management plan and report are now available on the City’s website at the following link.

    Pending the outcome of the CRC meeting, the report will be presented to Council on 16 April 2019.

    Members of the community are welcome to attend the CRC meeting. It will be held in the Parmelia Room and doors open from 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.

    For more information about attending the CRC meeting, or making a deputation, please visit the City's Council and Committee Meetings page.

  • Feedback on management plan set for Council

    3 months ago
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    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the draft Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan.

    The feedback period ran from 16 October 2018 until 6 December 2018 and during this time the City received more than 100 submissions. All comments received by the City are being collated and summarised.

    A report is being prepared for Council on the recommendations from the consultation process and is anticipated to be presented to the Community and Resources Committee on 2 April 2019.

    More information about what the City will do with feedback is available in the FAQ section to...

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the draft Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan.

    The feedback period ran from 16 October 2018 until 6 December 2018 and during this time the City received more than 100 submissions. All comments received by the City are being collated and summarised.

    A report is being prepared for Council on the recommendations from the consultation process and is anticipated to be presented to the Community and Resources Committee on 2 April 2019.

    More information about what the City will do with feedback is available in the FAQ section to the right of the page.

    All residents that submitted comments to the City will be notified when the plan is to be reported back to Council. The outcomes will also be communicated on this page.

    For more information about attending Committee and Council meetings, please visit the City's Council and Committee Meetings page.

  • Comment period closed

    6 months ago
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    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Draft Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan.

    The survey period ran from 15 October 2018 until 6 December 2018.

    A report is being prepared for Council on the recommendations from this process.

    Thank you to all members of the community who provided feedback on the Draft Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan.

    The survey period ran from 15 October 2018 until 6 December 2018.

    A report is being prepared for Council on the recommendations from this process.

  • Comment now on the future of Careniup Swamp Reserve!

    7 months ago
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    The City of Stirling would like to hear your thoughts about a plan to manage Careniup Swamp Reserve in Gwelup, to make sure it’s looked after well into the future.

    The draft Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan has been developed based on:

    • A review of local area environmental and passive recreation needs
    • Financial considerations
    • Technical and site specific considerations.

    A high resolution version of the draft management plan is available in the Document Library located to the right of the page.

    The City has developed a short video, which explains the key areas outlined in the...

    The City of Stirling would like to hear your thoughts about a plan to manage Careniup Swamp Reserve in Gwelup, to make sure it’s looked after well into the future.

    The draft Careniup Swamp Reserve Management Plan has been developed based on:

    • A review of local area environmental and passive recreation needs
    • Financial considerations
    • Technical and site specific considerations.

    A high resolution version of the draft management plan is available in the Document Library located to the right of the page.

    The City has developed a short video, which explains the key areas outlined in the draft management plan. You can watch the video here.

    Please submit your feedback through our online submission form here.

    Alternatively, written submissions can be lodged:

    The comment period closes at 5.00pm on Tuesday 27 November 2018.