Why is Council Preparing a Master Plan?
The Eastern Escarpment contains a rich diversity of ecological communities, significant historic and cultural heritage sites and a wide range of recreational opportunities. These values and sites are spread across the numerous parcels of public land under different management systems. Additionally, much of the existing infrastructure that supports recreational activities such as walking tracks, lookouts and signage is in poor condition and need of replacement.
The Master Plan is being prepared to provide a coordinated approach to respond to current and future recreational demand and to realise the sites potential for nature and culture based tourism opportunities.