Have your say on the future of your landscapes

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Members of the community can get involved in online forums, a survey and a schools competition to help shape the Five Year Plan for the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board

Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is seeking community input into the development of its five year plan to guide the management of the region’s landscapes.

As a starting point, five draft priorities have been identified for the region, covering Land, Water, Community, Nature and Climate.

“We’re excited to begin this journey to build a plan with ideas and feedback from the community,” said board Chair David Greenhough. “We see these five draft priorities as deeply interconnected. We can’t achieve gains in one without addressing the others. And ultimately, the capacity of communities and individuals to take action will be critical to managing and protecting the Hills and Fleurieu landscape.

“We want to work together to create a plan for the region which provides a clear and shared vision, identifies targets, and where to focus our activities,” Mr Greenhough said.

Board General Manager Michael Garrod said the board is running community online forums, a schools competition and a survey over the next two months.

“We very much want to hear from the community about their ideas for the plan, and to explore partnerships to achieve the plan. This feedback will help the board decide where to put its efforts over the next five years,” Mr Garrod said. “There are many challenges for our landscapes, including fire, pest plants and animals, overabundant native species and a changing climate.

“The new board is keen to have conversations across the region about the complex issues we face. We want to work together to make sure our region continues to produce world-class food and fibre, remains one of Australia’s 15 biodiversity hot spots, and supports our thriving communities.”

Have your say on the future of your landscapes

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