Bucca Recreation Reserve plan submitted to State Government
A DRAFT Land Management Plan covering the Bucca Recreation Reserve will be submitted to the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines for approval.
This comes after a recommendation at an ordinary meeting of Bundaberg Regional Council yesterday.
Council prepared the draft plan in partnership with the Bundaberg Rowing Club, which is a joint trustee of the recreation reserve.
Acting Mayor David Batt said the plan would guide future management of the land.
"The plan will remain in place until it is superseded. It is not a static document and will be reviewed and amended at appropriate times to ensure that any future development of the reserve will continue to enhance the community's use for the reserve's gazette purposes," Cr Batt said.
"The facilities at Bucca Weir are recognised as among the leading rowing venues in Queensland, regularly hosting state carnivals and has been a training site for Commonwealth Games and Olympic rowers.
"Within this plan we are aiming to facilitate the future development of the Bundaberg Rowing Club while also catering to the continued use of this recreation reserve by the community."
Key points of the proposed plan include:
- Proposed new education/training building
- Proposed new boat storage shed (18m x 20m)
- Permitted fencing of rowing facilities only
- New signage
- New road to the sloped river access and new car parking area
- Proposed new public toilet facility
- Public access to the reserve is only restricted when there is a major aquatic event for which an Aquatic Event Authority has been granted under the Transport Operations (Maritime Safety) Act 1994. In this instance a public notice is to be placed in the newspaper and signage placed at the reserve.
The compilation of the draft plan follows a period of public consultation, during which a public meeting was held and a total of 38 submissions were received by council.
Trustees considered the concerns raised by the community and the draft plan was amended to address community concerns.
The plan will be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines for approval under the Land Act 1994 Section 48 (1)(a).