We are seeking community input and local knowledge to help shape the Eyre Peninsula Roadside Vegetation Management Plan (RVMP).
What is being decided?
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula, in conjunction with the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association and local Eyre Peninsula Councils are currently developing a roadside vegetation management plan for Eyre Peninsula. The plan intends to assist Councils to manage and maintain road verges to allow for the safe passage of vehicles, including cutting back or removal of native vegetation.
The management of native vegetation, including on roadsides, is regulated under the Native Vegetation Act 1991. This native vegetation can provide important habitat for native plants and animals as well as providing corridors for their movement in a fragmented landscape. Some of the roadside native vegetation may be of conservation significance.
How can your input influence the decision?
We are seeking community input and local knowledge on significant areas of roadside vegetation that may require management under the RVMP. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is working with local government and the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association in the development of the RVMP and would also like to provide the community with an opportunity to help shape the plan.
A survey has been developed that will allow the wider community to provide information about native vegetation on roadsides that is important to you. This includes areas of vegetation that may require management for safety reasons, movement of agricultural machinery or contains vegetation of conservation or aesthetic value.
The survey provides an easy way of submitting this information, including the location of the vegetation and the reason it is important to people.
You can also:
How will your input be used?
Your information will be used to assist in the identification of priority native vegetation around the region, to be considered in the drafting of the Roadside Vegetation Management Plan. When the RVMP is completed the document will be loaded on the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Website and survey participants will be notified via email of its availability.