Parcels of land may be dedicated as a public reserve by:
- the registration of a deposited plan bearing an appropriate statement creating a lot(s) as public reserve, or
- the publication of an appropriate notification in the Government Gazette vesting an existing parcel as public reserve.
A drainage reserve comprises operational land and may be dealt with in the same manner as other operational land standing in the name of the Council.
Public reserves may be dedicated by the registration of a DP or publication of an appropriate notification in the Government Gazette.
Section 49(3) Local Government Act 1993 provides that on registration of a plan on which land is marked with the statement Drainage Reserve the land vests in Council in fee simple for drainage purposes.