Rosny-Montagu Bay Coastal Reserve Activity Plan 2011-2016
The Rosny-Montagu Bay Coastal Reserve (the Reserve) is located on the eastern shore in Hobart, and encompasses the area of coastal reserve between Montagu Bay and Kangaroo Bay. The Reserve is valued by locals for its natural environment, recreational values and cultural heritage. It is currently managed by Clarence City Council (Council).
A management plan covering the Reserve was prepared for the Rosny-Montagu Bay Landcare and Coastcare Group in 1998 (de Gryse 1998). This plan identified the Reserve's values, identified management issues and proposed a five year action plan for on ground management activities. A further Reserve Activity Plan was developed for the Reserve by Council in 2003, and included recommendations for weed control, revegetation activities and track maintenance. Tasflora has been engaged by Council to review and update the 2003 plan, including the development of an implementation plan identifying immediate and ongoing management priorities for the Reserve to be undertaken during the period 2011-2016.
The recommendations contained within this Rosny-Montagu Bay Coastal Reserve Activity Plan are intended to provide guidance for on-ground activities that can be implemented by Council and/or volunteers (eg Rosny-Montagu Bay Landcare and Coastcare Group, the Sheoak Point Land and Coastcare Group, local residents). It is acknowledged that it may not be possible to undertake all recommended activities due to resource constraints; rather the intent of this plan is to provide a guide to management concepts and outcomes that could be implemented if sufficient funding can be obtained.