Committee of Management

A Committee of Management is group of people appointed to manage a reserve or facility.


In Victoria, Crown Land reserves have historically been managed by committees of management. This system of administration has evolved to include community groups, councils and statutory bodies. Importantly, members of the public have been involved in the management of Crown land reserves for over 150 years.

The principal legislation dealing with the reservation and management of Crown lands in Victoria is the Victorian Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978

Today, all committees appointed under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 manage their reserve on behalf of the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and have responsibility and authority to manage, improve, maintain and control their reserve.

Committees of management can consist of locally elected or appointed citizens, a municipal council, statutory bodies or trustees.

There are approximately:

  • 1,700 reserves managed by 1,250 local committees of management; and
  • 2,800 reserves managed by municipal councils as committees of management

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Information for Committees of Management (DEPI)
  2. Committee of Management Responsibilities and Good Practice Guidelines
  3. Golden Plains Shire
  4. Victorian Local Government Act 1989 - Section 86
  5. Google Search
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