Visitor boom prompts need for Gleniffer Reserves Masterplan
FEEDBACK is sought from the Bellingen Shire community about their thoughts on the Gleniffer Reserves Masterplan.
Residents have until Friday, December 19, to express views.
The four Gleniffer Reserves are adjacent to private properties and next to the World Heritage Area of Dorrigo National Park and Tuckers Nob State Forests and have been enjoyed by the community for generations.
In recent years, promotion tourism organisations and local word of mouth has resulted in the area becoming increasingly popular.
Gleniffer residents have reported a large increase in visitation levels to a point where it is impacting on the natural environment and local amenity.
Local residents have been caring for the reserves for many years by maintaining the amenities and restoring the environment.
However, the level of visitors now using the reserves exceeds the capacity of locals to care for them.
A consultant team led by Fisher Design and Architecture has been engaged by the council to facilitate community consultation and develop the masterplan.
Input should be provided via the Gleniffer Reserves feedback form which is available from the council administrative centre or downloaded from bellingen.nsw.gov.au