Help shape how natural resources are managed

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Whether you are a primary producer, a resident, a volunteer, work with an NGO, in local government or industry, the Northern and Yorke’s Natural Resource Management (NYNRM) Board is interested in your thoughts about how the region’s natural resources are managed.

NYNRM Board presiding member Eric Sommerville said under the NRM Act 2004, Natural Resource Management (NRM) Boards had to review their NRM plans every 10 years.

“The board has recently reviewed our regional plan and while it remains relevant, there is an opportunity to update and improve it,” Mr Sommerville said.

A draft concept statement has been prepared as the first step in identifying areas for improvement and includes a summary of changes being considered and strategies for community participation.

“We live in a diverse and productive part of South Australia where many individuals and organisations share an interest in the management of the region’s natural resources.

“We need to work together to ensure that the needs of the community, industries and the environment are balanced in a way that is sustainable.”

The NYNRM Board will begin the community consultation process by seeking input from people at a local level about the values of their area and the specific issues they are facing.

“Getting input from local community and industry group members is vital so that the plan reflects the values of people who live, work and connect to the natural resources in our region”, Mr Sommerville said.

“Local natural resource priorities can then be fed up through to the strategic plan.”

Have your say and help shape how natural resources are managed in the Northern and Yorke region by visiting www.environment.sa.gov.au/haveyoursay.

Read the Draft Concept Statement, download and complete the feedback form and post to Eric Sommerville, Presiding Member, Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board, c/- Unit 2/17 Lennon Street, Clare, SA, 5453, by 10 July 2015.

For further information email DEWNR.NRNY@sa.gov.au or call the Natural Resources Centre in Clare on 8841 3444.

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