Platypus Beach land management plan

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Mackay Regional Council is accepting submissions regarding its proposed Land Management Plan for Platypus Beach, Mirani.

Mackay Regional Council is seeking to formalise the tenure arrangements for Platypus Beach, at Mirani. Council intends to dedicate the area as a Reserve for Recreation Purposes and has completed a detailed land management plan which you can view under the "documents for download" tab. The land management plan and change in tenure aims to improve the amenity, accessibility and function of the natural water hole and promote safer use of the area.

About Platypus Beach

Platypus Beach is a popular swimming hole near the Mirani Bridge along the Mackay-Eungella Road on the bank of the Pioneer River, approximately 37km from Mackay. This is a beautiful location to enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and picnics. The infrastructure supporting the natural attraction includes a sealed access road, picnic facilities, informative signs and shelter.

About the proposed land management plan

Council has identified it needs to take a proactive approach to reducing risks associated with the popular recreational area, including safety signage and risk management systems, to promote safe use of the area. The Land Management Plan under the trusteeship of the Mackay Regional Council will ensure that the public have appropriate access to the Reserve, and Council has the ability to exercise the necessary control of activities under its Local Laws.

Council will continue to manage the land for the benefit of the public including undertaking weed control and managing environmental issues such as beach erosion and flooding to ensure the community can continue to safely use and enjoy the area.

This plan will be reviewed every 5 years or when new secondary uses are proposed to ensure the recreational purpose and community benefit of the Reserve is sustained into the future by Council, business and community groups.

How to make a submission

Council seeks to better understand the community’s interest in the area for management purposes. At this stage council does not seek comments about future development or infrastructure provisions. You are invited to make a submission to council by November 23, 2020 at 11.59pm regarding the Land Management Plan and the creation of the formal Reserve. Please ensure that you have read the document Land Management Plan - Platypus Beach which is available under the documents for download tab before making a submission.

Mackay Regional Council is accepting submissions regarding its proposed Land Management Plan for Platypus Beach, Mirani.

Mackay Regional Council is seeking to formalise the tenure arrangements for Platypus Beach, at Mirani. Council intends to dedicate the area as a Reserve for Recreation Purposes and has completed a detailed land management plan which you can view under the "documents for download" tab. The land management plan and change in tenure aims to improve the amenity, accessibility and function of the natural water hole and promote safer use of the area.

About Platypus Beach

Platypus Beach is a popular swimming hole near the Mirani Bridge along the Mackay-Eungella Road on the bank of the Pioneer River, approximately 37km from Mackay. This is a beautiful location to enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and picnics. The infrastructure supporting the natural attraction includes a sealed access road, picnic facilities, informative signs and shelter.

About the proposed land management plan

Council has identified it needs to take a proactive approach to reducing risks associated with the popular recreational area, including safety signage and risk management systems, to promote safe use of the area. The Land Management Plan under the trusteeship of the Mackay Regional Council will ensure that the public have appropriate access to the Reserve, and Council has the ability to exercise the necessary control of activities under its Local Laws.

Council will continue to manage the land for the benefit of the public including undertaking weed control and managing environmental issues such as beach erosion and flooding to ensure the community can continue to safely use and enjoy the area.

This plan will be reviewed every 5 years or when new secondary uses are proposed to ensure the recreational purpose and community benefit of the Reserve is sustained into the future by Council, business and community groups.

How to make a submission

Council seeks to better understand the community’s interest in the area for management purposes. At this stage council does not seek comments about future development or infrastructure provisions. You are invited to make a submission to council by November 23, 2020 at 11.59pm regarding the Land Management Plan and the creation of the formal Reserve. Please ensure that you have read the document Land Management Plan - Platypus Beach which is available under the documents for download tab before making a submission.