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What is the Scenic Eastern Escarpment Master Plan?

12 months ago

The Scenic Eastern Escarpment Master Plan is a landscape plan that will focus on visitor and recreational facilities within natural areas managed by Council and a number of Crown Reserves. T

he Plan aims to establish a coordinated approach to landscape design and infrastructure development that supports nature and culture-based recreation and tourism experiences across the numerous public reserves on the Eastern Escarpment. The Plan will respond to recreation and tourism planning initiatives in the lower Blue Mountains and Western Sydney region.

The objectives of the Master Plan are to:

  • Guide the future development of recreational infrastructure;
  • Improve recreational and tourism opportunities in the region; and
  • Support the promotion of the sites cultural and nature based recreational opportunities;

Significant planning work has been carried out for Knapsack Reserve and Tunnel Gully Reserve, both of which have existing Plans of Management, however there is currently no overarching planning document that covers the Eastern Escarpment.

The Scenic Eastern Escarpment Master Plan will focus on visitor and recreational facilities within the natural areas, and establish a coherent approach to landscape design and infrastructure development that supports nature and culture-based recreation and tourism experiences. The Plan will respond to recreation and tourism planning initiatives in the lower Blue Mountains and Western Sydney region.