Passionate South East locals have started the process of developing new sub-regional NRM plans at the South East NRM Board’s first round of community planning workshops.
SE NRM Board Member Michael Bleby said the well-attended workshops in Naracoorte, Mount Gambier, Keith and Robe made for lively discussion.
“Community members at all of the workshops were eager to share what they valued about their particular subregion,” said Mr Bleby.
“It was a great chance for people to talk to others living in the same subregion, often from different backgrounds, and to see how their interests in the landscape connected.”
Workshop one was designed to find out what was important to each community, and to recognise potential threats and pressures to these key values.
“We looked at the changes to the landscape over the next 30 years, what are acceptable and unacceptable levels of change, and what we can influence,” Mr Bleby said.
The SE NRM Board is looking forward to continuing the discussions in each subregion.
“Next, we’ll be looking at the actions to sustainably manage our landscapes.
“Even if you missed the first workshop in your subregion, you’re very welcome to attend the second.”
Round two of workshops is fast approaching, contact Natural Resources South East on 8735 1177 or DEWNR.SENRMBoard@sa.gov.au to RSVP. Each workshop will run from 4pm to 8pm and includes a light meal.
Workshop 2 times and venues:
- Naracoorte Town Hall – Wednesday, July 26
- Mount Gambier City Hall – Thursday, July 27
- Robe Bowling Club – Wednesday, August 2
- Coonalpyn Community Hall – Thursday, August 3