Eyre Peninsula natural resources future open for feedback
28 November 2016
Ten years of natural resource management goals and priorities are available for community feedback, as part of the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board’s consultation on the new draft Regional Natural Resources Management Plan.
EP NRM Presiding Board Member, Diana Laube, said today people seem to be more aware of the need to live and act sustainability and that is the basis to the Plan.
“Within the heart of the Plan you’ll find an outline of how we would like to work with you to support the ecological systems that sustain all of our lives,” Ms Laube said.
“Vibrant communities and thriving enterprises, such as nature-based tourism and food growing industries, all rely on healthy natural resources.
“If you haven’t commented in the past on these types of plans I invite you to have your say on this one.
“Use the online survey to provide feedback, and don’t forget we’re also available to meet with, or post copies of the draft to community groups or individuals.”
Pop-up Conversation Points will open at the Port Lincoln Natural Resources Centre on Monday 12 December from 11am – 2 pm and at the Whyalla Public Library on Wednesday 14 December from 1:30 – 4:30pm.
More opportunities will be announced in the New Year. EP Natural Resources Regional Director Jonathan Clark said the draft has been prepared with local input however, fresh ideas and opportunities are always welcome, particularly from local government, local business and industries.
“There’s always room for improvement, and as outlined in the draft, we know there is more that can be done to improve soil health on Eyre Peninsula, particularly in partnership with primary producers to reduce soil acidification.
“We know we need community support to improve the local waterways and creeks, and improve populations of native land and marine plants and animals. That’s why we would like the Eyre Peninsula community, collectively, to own this Plan as much as we do.”
The draft Regional NRM Plan has been generated through comments from 161 online surveys, 65 one-on-one interviews, input from 107 people at ten regional workshops, Aboriginal Advisory Committee consultation and 10 local government deputations undertaken over the past two years.
For further information or to access a copy of the draft Plan visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep or call (08) 8688 3111.
Communications and Engagement Officer