Community Conservation Program Review Update

The draft Community Conservation Program (CCP) Plan was approved for public exhibition at the Council meeting of 24 June.

The draft plan will be on public exhibition for 8 weeks from Friday 11 July to Monday 8 September 2014 (Stage Three of the consultation process).

This document will guide Council’s future support and governance of the Bushcare, Landcare, Streamwatch, Trackcare and Bush Backyards volunteer conservation programs.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey, focus groups and online discussion which comprised Stages One & Two. Your feedback and suggestions have been incorporated into the draft Plan.


The public exhibition period will be your final opportunity to contribute to the Plan. Notification of the exhibition period will be provided in the Blue Mountains Gazette and on Blue Mountains Have Your Say under Community Conservation Program (right hand side of screen, in Current Consultations /more) ( Copies of the plan will be available on Council’s website and on Blue Mountains Have Your Say. Hard copies will also available at Council offices at Springwood and Katoomba and all branch libraries.


You can make a submission by:

  • Using the online submission form at or
  • Post a written submission to Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba, NSW 2780 or
  • Hand deliver a written submission to either of Council’s Administrative Offices at Katoomba or Springwood (note Springwood Office will be closed from 4 August to 8 September 2014 due to construction activity)

Make sure written submissions are clearly marked Draft Community Conservation Program Plan, File Reference F07974.

Council will send an acknowledgement of receipt of each submission received either by letter or email, according to the manner of the submission.

What happens next ?

After the public exhibition period of the draft Community Conservation Program Plan, all comments and submissions will be considered in the preparation of a final Community Conservation Program Plan which is anticipated to be submitted to the Council for approval in November 2014.