Help­ing make beach re­serve a shin­ing jewel

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

IF YOU have an in­ter­est in the Emer­ald Beach Re­serve Con­cept Plan your voice needs to be heard.

Fol­low­ing on from the com­mu­nity en­gage­ment last year, a new round of con­sul­ta­tion is about to be­gin. All in­ter­ested mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers will have the op­por­tu­nity to have in­put into the con­sul­ta­tion process.

A com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion and an ac­tion plan of how to move for­ward has been put to­gether to be pre­sented to at­ten­dees at a pub­lic meet­ing, May 29 from 6–7.30pm at Sandy Beach Pub­lic School.

The com­mu­nity opin­ions and in­for­ma­tion gath­ered last year will be used as a guide to help de­velop a com­mu­nity pref­er­ence for a con­cept plan for the re­serve.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will aim to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the up­com­ing con­sul­ta­tion process and how to get in­volved; op­por­tu­nity for ques­tions and in­for­mal dis­cus­sion af­ter­wards; ex­plain the mech­a­nisms to be used to com­mu­ni­cate in­for­ma­tion and gather feed­back and ex­plain the struc­ture for the Com­mu­nity Ref­er­ence Group and how it will rep­re­sent the com­mu­nity.

The ref­er­ence group will be formed to help drive the process and de­velop a com­mu­nity en­dorsed pre­ferred op­tion for the re­serve.

Do you want to have a say or be kept in­formed but can’t make it to the meet­ing?

Con­tact An­drew Smith (CHCC project li­ai­son of­fi­cer) 6648 4671, an­drew.smith@ chcc.nsw.gov.au or reg­is­ter on the Have Your Say web­site: havey­our­say.coff­shar­bour.nsw. gov.au.

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