Field of Mars Reserve Draft Masterplan & Plan of Management

Submissions closed on 09 May 2021, 11:59 PM


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Last year the City of Ryde asked for your input, views and thoughts on how Field of Mars Reserve can be managed, protected and improved now and into the future.

Based on your feedback we have created a draft Masterplan for the Field of Mars Reserve. We are also developing a draft Plan of Management.

The draft Masterplan includes improvements to the walking track network, signage, accessible picnic area and a range of measures to protect and enhance the natural area (bushland).

The draft Action Lists, a part of the Plan of Management, have also been created. This document outlines a variety of management actions that will guide the effective and efficient management the Field of Mars Reserve over a ten-year period. 

We would like to hear your feedback on the draft Masterplan and draft Plan of Management - Action Lists for Field of Mars Reserve.


Located in East Ryde, the Field of Mars Reserve is the largest remnant bushland reserve under the care, control and management of the City of Ryde covering approximately 50 hectares. This protected Wildlife Refuge includes natural area (bushland), sections of Buffalo and Strangers Creeks, walking tracks, Visitors Centre/amenities building, Environmental Education Centre, picnic area and car park. The Reserve contains several endangered ecological communities and threatened species and provides significant habitat for native birds and animals.


The Masterplan for Field of Mars Reserve will identify how the Reserve can be protected, upgraded and improved over the next 20 years.


The Plan of Management for Field of Mars Reserve will identify objectives and targets and propose strategies to protect and guide the future maintenance and management of this Reserve, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993Crown Land Management Act 2016 and National Parks & Wildlife Act 1974.

The full draft Plan of Management will go on public exhibition later this year, pending the necessary Council and Minister approvals.


You can Have Your Say on the Field of Mars Reserve draft Masterplan and Plan of Management - Action Lists in a number of ways including online survey, at our community drop-in session or by written submission.

Complete the Online Survey

Complete the online survey to provide your feedback on the draft Masterplan and Plan of Management - Action Lists. Submissions will be received up until Sunday 9 May 2021. 

Online survey is now closed 

Drop-in Session

You’re invited to come and meet Council’s Project Team, ask any question you may have and provide your feedback.

When     Saturday 1 May 2021
Time       Anytime between 10.00am and 12noon
Where    Field of Mars Reserve (near the Visitors Centre)

Please note: This drop-in session will be managed in accordance with COVID-19 requirements, including QR code sign in. 

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Field of Mars Reserve draft Masterplan and Plan of Management'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 9 May 2021.

Post       General Manager, City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 

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Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde 2113  View Map

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