Wellington Park is a special place, co-operatively managed by land owners, management agencies and the community. The natural and cultural values of the Park are preserved and enhanced through sound management and strategic planning.
Wellington Park was established under the Wellington Park Act in 1993. The Act sets up the Wellington Park Management Trust as the management authority of the Park and sets out the functions of the Trust. This includes preparation of a management plan for the Park. The current management plan is the Wellington Park Management Plan 2013 (amended October 2015).
The Trust, via the Wellington Park Management Plan and the Wellington Park Regulations 2019, ensures that all works undertaken within the Park are consistent with the purposes for which the Park is set aside.
Wellington Park includes a number of different land tenures (see map 7 of the Wellington Park Management Plan) including Crown land and freehold land owned by Hobart City Council and Glenorchy City Council. Based on these underlying tenures the Park has been divided into 3 zones of management responsibility (see Map 1 of the Management Plan). Within these areas the Hobart City Council, Glenorchy City Council and the Parks and Wildlife Service are responsible for on ground works and maintenance of Park infrastructure. TasWater maintains infrastructure to harvest raw water from a number of catchments in the Park. As well as undertaking on-ground management of their areas of the Park, these Park management agencies contribute technical and management expertise to the overall management of the Park. For more information on the role of the Trust please look at the Trust’s Annual Report.
As well as the Wellington Park Management Plan the Wellington Park Management Trust also prepares and implements strategic and development plans and strategies that guide the management of the Park. A range of policies and protocols have also been developed based on the needs of the community.
Hard copies of Wellington Park Management Trust publications, policies and management plans are available from the Manager.
Contact the Manager for more information.