Consultation on the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Plan has now closed. Comments will be collated and reviewed, amendments will be made to the plan as appropriate and a consultation report will be compiled to form a public record of the comments received and how they have been addressed.
The final plan will then be sent to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for approval and adoption. This process is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017. The final NRM plan will then be made available in hard copy and digital copy on the Natural Resources Kangaroo Island website.
Community consultation is a critical aspect of the process and we thank all those who provided their feedback on the draft plan.
For any further information please contact Natural Resources Kangaroo Island email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide your feedback on the draft regional Natural Resources Management Plan and draft Business Plan.
What is being decided?
The community is invited to provide feedback on Kangaroo Island’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) plan.
This includes the Kangaroo Island Strategic NRM Plan 2017-2027 (PDF 9.7MB) and the Kangaroo Island NRM Business Plan 2017-2020 (PDF 4.5MB).
The strategic NRM plan sets the direction and guides the NRM activities of all stakeholders in the region, while the business plan outlines expected income and funding sources, the allocation of funds, and activities that will be undertaken by the Board in the 2017/18 financial year.
How can your input influence the decision?
Having a healthy natural resource base and environment is fundamental to the sustainability of Kangaroo Island’s industries, and supports the wellbeing, happiness and lifestyles of the community.
Community members have a joint responsibility to care for the island and its beautiful environment, and to ensure future generations can continue to enjoy and benefit from it.
It is important that the plan reflects the community’s vision and values, as this will guide the NRM activities for the region. The plan needs to identify the opportunities and challenges the region is facing and outline how these should be addressed.
So far, the draft NRM plan has been fundamentally shaped by the community. The planning process has included an 'envisioning' workshop, nine focus group workshops, 14 ‘backyard’ workshops, three ‘big issues’ workshops, 11 ‘big issues’ discussion papers, an online survey, three water management public meetings and more than 65 interviews with individuals and agencies.
You can help by sharing your thoughts and suggestions in order to finalise the plan.
Download the draft strategic plan and draft business plan, or view a hard copy of the plans by visiting the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Centre in Kingscote, the Kingscote Library, the Penneshaw Business Centre, Davo’s Deli in Parndana, Western Districts Community and Sports Club, or the Vivonne Bay Store. You can also take a USB to the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Centre in Kingscote to have a copy download for you to take home and open on your own device.
If you would like to know more about the draft management plan and business plan, you can download the information brochures provided in the links below:
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How will your input be used?
The draft plan will be open for public consultation for 60 days. Comments will then be collated and addressed in the plan through changes and/or in the consultation report that forms a record of the comments received and how they have been addressed.
The final plan will then be sent to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for approval and adoption.
This process is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017. The final NRM plan will then be made available in hard copy and digital copy on the Natural Resources Kangaroo Island website.
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