Management Planning Approach

In an ongoing effort to improve the development and delivery of management plans, the Conservation and Parks Commission has adopted three overall principles to guide the preparation of management plans. The planning framework is based on a strategic and integrated approach and is guided by the following principles: 

A regional approach – planning areas should relate to a suite of reserves within a geographical area rather than individual reserves. 

More concise documents – plans should focus on relevant site specific values, threats and management responses.

Meaningful objectives – plan objectives and strategies should be precise, specific, achievable, realistic, time-related and measurable, while allowing for new opportunities as they as they arise. Plans should also relate to higher level commitments at the state, national and international levels.

This section provides access to guidance documents that have been endorsed by the Conservation and Parks Commission as part of the ongoing work aimed at continual improvement for the preparation and presentation of management plans.

    
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  • 18/10/2009
    Management Planning Review - Recommendations [pdf - 733 Kb]

    This review recommends how management planning for national parks, conservation parks and nature reserves in Western Australia can continue to improve.

    The report is the last of three prepared as part of a review of management planning commissioned by the Conservation Commission and undertaken by researchers at the School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University.

  • 1/09/2009
    Management Planning Review - Independent Consultant Report [doc - 26 Kb]
  • 28/08/2009
    Management Planning Review - SWOT Analysis [pdf - 744 Kb]

    This report analyses in detail the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches to management planning, as well as exploring the opportunities and threats likely to be associated with the changed approach to management planning initiated in 2008 by the Conservation Commission.

    The report is the second of three prepared as part of a review of management planning commissioned by the Conservation Commission and undertaken by researchers at the School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University.

  • 16/06/2009
    Management Planning Review - Review of Management Planning Approaches [pdf - 5066 Kb]

    This report reviews management planning and plans in Australia, predominantly
    using web-accessible material, as well as providing detailed insights into planning practices and products in Queensland, NSW and Victoria obtained through interviews with their staff. The intention is to learn from practice elsewhere and provide a platform for the broader review.

    The report is the first of three prepared as part of a review of management planning commissioned by the Conservation Commission and undertaken by researchers at the School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University.

  • 1/06/2009
    Management Plan Communications Package [pdf - 5583 Kb]
    In 2008-09, the Conservation Commission sought changes in respect to the structure and approach adopted in the development and presentation of management plans for lands vested in the Conservation Commission. This document sets out the rationale behind the change in broad terms, decisions that have been taken on key principles, studies that have been made and some items under consideration.