Since its inception the Albury Botanic Gardens have been directed and cared for by a succession of Curators and Park Superintendents. Through the dedication of these individuals, the support of Council and the addition of the Friends Group in 1997, The Gardens have remained at the heart of Albury, both physically and socially.
By the late 1990s approaches to the management of public gardens were changing, and a more formal approach to planning was needed. A Conservation Management Plan for the site was introduced in late 1998, providing an assessment of the heritage value of the site and a plan for its management for the next twenty years. The time has now come to review this document and plan for the next phase of the Albury Botanic gardens.
The Master Plan for the Albury Botanic Gardens has been developed working with Council and the Community to set a vision for the next twenty years of the Gardens, protecting what is valued about the place, while gently dealing with challenges through a series of sensitive new projects. The proposals all address an identified need and are based around the heritage principle of doing as much as possible but as little as possible. To achieve this, proposals are designed to respect the historical core of the site and focus more extensive developments in the places with limited heritage value - in particular the current Works Depot and Bungambrawatha Creek.
In addition to these new projects the Master Plan also provides solutions to a range of management issues affecting the gardens, including car parking, event management, accessibility, education, plant collections, response to climate change, tree replacement, furniture, materials, irrigation and drainage. In particular it looks to expand the Garden's work as a botanic garden, including increasing its educational role, conservation work and the quality of its plant collections.
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We welcome your feedback on the DRAFT Albury Botanic Gardens Master Plan. Submissions will be received until 5:00 pm Sunday 1 May 2022 and can be submitted via the form above or addressed to:
Strategy and Performance, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission are not confidential. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council and Council's website.