Have your say on the Natural Resources Business Plan

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Have your say on the Natural Resources Business Plan, now open for public comment.

You can have your say on how the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board invests in the region to manage our natural resources – such as land, water, coastal environments, native vegetation and soils.

The Draft Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board Business Plan for 2015 – 2018 outlines the Board’s proposal for investment and is now out for consultation.

Presiding Member of Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, Heather Baldock, said the plan highlights a number of strategic priorities for the region.

‘We are planning to increase efforts to work with industries and local government to better manage our productive and natural landscapes; ensuring the needs of community and industry are balanced with the needs of the environment,” Ms Baldock said.

The Board will raise approximately 47 percent of regional NRM and water-based levy and the rest through external funding to the tune of 53 percent value adding to the region, with a first year budget of $5,605,000.

“The business plan also includes an achievements snapshot of the some of the many programs and activities the Board has delivered in partnership with industry, local government, landholders, farming groups, volunteers and community organisations over the past year.

“The Board’s achievements are the Eyre Peninsula’s achievements in good natural resource management and we are interested in public feedback to help shape the final version of the business plan.”

Copies of the plan can be downloaded from the website or a hard copy can be obtained from the Natural Resources Centre in Port Lincoln or call 8688 3111 to request a copy in the mail.

Feedback and comments can be submitted onlineor by written submission to: EPNRM Draft Business Plan, PO Box 22, Port Lincoln SA 5606.

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