Community input welcomed for Hills and Fleurieu landscape plan

Community input welcomed for Hills and Fleurieu landscape plan

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The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is in the early stages of developing a five-year plan to guide the management of the region's landscapes, and is inviting community members to have their say on the plan.

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The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is in the early stages of developing a five-year plan to guide the management of the region's landscapes, and is inviting community members to have their say on the plan.

Five draft priorities have been identified for the region's plan - land, water, people, nature and climate.

Board Chair David Greenhough said the five priorities were interconnected.

"We can't achieve gains in one without addressing the others," he said.

"And ultimately, the capacity of communities and individuals to take action will be critical to managing and protecting the Hills and Fleurieu landscape.

"We're excited to begin this journey to build a plan with ideas and feedback from the community.

"We want to work together to create a plan for the region which provides a clear and shared vision, identifies targets, and where to focus our activities."

The new board is keen to have conversations across the region about the complex issues we face. - MICHAEL GARROD

Board general manager Michael Garrod said targeted stakeholder workshops, key stakeholder meetings, online forums, a schools competition and a community survey over the next two months, in order to gather feedback.

"We very much want to hear from the community about their ideas for the plan, and to explore partnerships to achieve the plan," he said.

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"There are many challenges for our landscapes, including fire, pest plants and animals, overabundant native species and a changing climate.

"The new board is keen to have conversations across the region about the complex issues we face.

We want to work together to make sure our region continues to produce world-class food and fibre, remains one of Australia's 15 biodiversity hot spots, and supports our thriving communities."

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