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Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum Conservation Management Plan

The Corangamite Shire community and interested parties are invited to comment on the draft Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum.

The Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum are part of a unique network of regional botanic gardens established in Victoria during the 19th century. During this time William Guilfoyle the then director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, and one of Australia's most important garden designers, contributed to a plan for the site. His legacy and that of so many other contributors and community groups have resulted in a unique environment and important community place.

In 2011 Heritage Victoria recognised the site has being of State significance and whilst doing so strongly recommended the Shire develop a Conservation Management Plan (CMP). The aim of the CMP is to develop a long-term strategy for the management, maintenance, repair, restoration and improvement of the site while ensuring that the significance of the place is retained.

Comments are invited until 21 May 2017, prior to the plan being considered at an upcoming Council meeting.

Draft Conservation Management Plan for the Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum

Draft CMP Fact Sheet April 2017

Draft CMP Comment Form April 2017