Mortimer Bay Coastal Reserve Activity Plan 2012-2016
The Mortimer Bay Coastal Reserve (the Reserve) is located at Mortimer Bay, Sandford in southern Tasmania, and is owned and managed by Clarence City Council (Council). The Reserve is valued by locals for its natural environment and recreational values.
A management plan for the Reserve was prepared for the Mortimer Bay Coastcare Group, Council and Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in 1999 (Loone 1999). This plan summarised the Reserve’s values, identified management issues and proposed a four year action plan for on ground management activities. A further Reserve Activity Plan was developed for the Reserve by Council in 2002, and included recommendations for weed control, vegetation management and track maintenance. Tasflora has been engaged by Council to review and update the 2002 plan, including the development of an implementation plan identifying immediate and ongoing management priorities for the Reserve to be undertaken during the period 2012-2016.
The recommendations contained within this Mortimer Bay Coastal Reserve Activity Plan 2012-2016 are intended to provide guidance for on ground activities that can be implemented by Council and/or volunteers (eg Mortimer Bay 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.