Com­mu­nity con­sulted on nat­u­ral re­sources

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHAT do we want our re­gion to look and be like in 50 or 100 years time?

This is the ques­tion that Reef Catch­ments are ask­ing the com­mu­nity with lo­cal res­i­dents be­ing of­fered a chance to have their say and help de­velop a new Nat­u­ral Re­source Man­age­ment Plan (NRM Plan) for the Mackay, Whit­sun­day and Isaac re­gion.

NRM Plan co-or­di­na­tor, Alice Spencer, said the plan would cap­ture the com­mu­nity’s vi­sion for the fu­ture and high­light re­gional pri­or­i­ties.

“It is a strate­gic plan which will spell out the best way to man­age the re­gion’s re­sources in­clud­ing our pro­duc­tive and nat­u­ral lands, wa­ter, coasts and is­lands,” she said.

Reef Catch­ments Plan co-or­di­na­tors will be ar­rang­ing meet­ings with res­i­dents, lo­cal coun­cils, busi­ness and in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives, land­hold­ers and other groups across the re­gion to dis­cuss val­ues, pri­or­i­ties and ideas.

For more in­for­ma­tion and a list of plan­ning meet­ing dates visit www.reef­catch­

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