Have your say on the KI NRM plan

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Community comment is being sought on Kangaroo Island’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan and Kangaroo Island NRM Business Plan 2017-2020.

Key messages:

The NRM Plan will guide activities for the region, so feedback is vital to ensure it reflects the community’s vision and values.

A healthy natural resource base and environment are fundamental to the sustainability of Kangaroo Island’s industries, and they also support community wellbeing and lifestyles.

Extensive engagement in the development of these draft plans began in 2014 with a community gathering and a series of focus groups. From these workshops, 12 discussion papers were developed for the key issues raised by the community.

The plan needs to identify the opportunities and challenges the region is facing and outline how these should be addressed.

The Board is proposing an increase in the NRM land levy and the rationale for this is detailed in the plan. The business plan also includes the Kangaroo Island Draft Water Regulations, which outline the process for decision-making in respect to landholders and water affecting activities.

Background:

View the draft NRM strategic and business plans online http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/yoursay-engagements-kangaroo-island-nrm-plan/about

Hard copies are also available to view at:

  • Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Centre Kingscote
  • Kangaroo Island Library
  • Penneshaw Business Centre
  • Davo’s Deli Parndana
  • Western Districts community sports club
  • Vivonne Bay Café.

Email comments to: kinrmplan@sa.gov.au

If you would like to discuss the plan, contact the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Centre on 8553 4444.

The closing date for comment 29 November 2016.

Quotes attributed to Presiding Member of the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board Richard Trethewey:

The management of the environment on Kangaroo Island is important to the whole community.

We have tried very hard to include the natural resource management values of the community and we encourage you to make comment, ensuring that the KI community is comfortable with the plans.

The regional plans provide the framework to ensure the social and economic stability that is derived from this natural resource base is maintained.

The business plan outlines the estimated resources available for investment in natural resource management by the Board for the next three financial years.

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