Property management plans act as business plans and are useful for keeping track of natural resources on properties, property design and management practices.
Some funding programs require landholders to have property management plans before they can apply for funding or to accompany applications.
Some government departments require landholders to have one. Some landholders voluntarily do one to get a handle on the property and plan future changes. For small landholders, they’re useful in the case of applying for permits for structures or the like.
Aerial photos or satellite images are a key component of property management plans. You can use them to locate water points, fence lines, contours and erosion etc. Photos or images help you easily reference resources and infrastructure. NQ Dry Tropics can supply you with a satellite image.
The other component of a plan is the written material where you identify property ownership, farm management practices, current and future development, what you want to do and when and monitoring strategies.
The idea is to refer to the plan from time to time and update it when you need to. Property plans can be detailed or simple; it depends on why you’re doing one.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management can help you do a plan. Give your local office a call or see their website