Working together to plan for the future
The Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is inviting people and organisations from across the Lachlan Catchment to contribute to the upgrade of the Lachlan Catchment Action Plan (CAP).
The CAP is a document that outlines the investment priorities for Natural Resource Management (NRM) across the Lachlan Catchment. It outlines the state of the natural resources (Land, Water, Vegetation and Biodiversity) in the Lachlan catchment and evaluates where it would be most beneficial to invest funding.
The purpose of the Lachlan CAP is to strengthen the delivery of investment towards the agreed common priorities of government, community and industry. This will be a unified approach to improving our natural landscapes.
Local communities and people across the Lachlan Catchment have been invaluable in building the knowledge the Lachlan CMA has obtained and learnt over the last seven years. An integral part of the CAP upgrade is to ensure that the CMA continues to understand the needs of the communities within the catchment.
Mary Ewing, acting Chairperson for the Lachlan CMA, encourages as many people as possible to get involved and have their say. “We value local knowledge, let’s work together in planning for a healthy future for the natural resources of our region”.
The upgrade of the CAP will expand the Lachlan CMA’s vision of the landscape to more extensively consider social interactions with environmental aspects. “We want to improve our understanding of what is important to you, to ensure that the environmental priorities align with the values of the community,” said Ms Ewing.
Whether you live on a farm or in town, work for yourself or for someone else, the Lachlan CMA wants to know what you value in your local environment. The more community input the more the CAP and future funding decisions will reflect what the Lachlan Catchment community values.
A series of community workshops will be held around the Lachlan Catchment during March, these are open to everyone to come along and provide your input. Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved and have your say. Each of the workshops is listed below:
- West Wyalong – Services & Citizens Club, 12th March, 6pm - 9pm
- Hillston - Ex-Services Club, 13th March, 4pm - 7pm
- Booligal - Booligal Hall, 14th March, 3:30pm - 7pm
- Condobolin - RSL Club, 15th March, 6pm - 9pm
- Boorowa - Ex-Services Club, 16th March, 4pm - 7pm
- Parkes - Services Club, 20th March, 6pm - 9pm
- Cowra - Civic Centre, 23rd March, 4pm - 7pm
Register for a community workshop here or by calling 1800 885 747 or alternatively you can complete the online survey.
The Lachlan CAP upgrade will ensure we are on track towards achieving healthier landscapes across the catchment over the next 5 years. It will ensure we are all working together towards common goals.
Have your say for future generations; let’s work together for local communities.
For more information on the CAP Upgrade click here.
Contact: Kylie Krause, Media and Public Relations Officer
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