Landcare hosts forum to discuss biodiversity and the New Biodiversity Reforms

June 18, 2016

A workshop will be held in Narrabri on 23rd June, 2016 to provide a forum for discussion about biodiversity and an opportunity for Landcarers and other interested locals to share, learn and connect.

This is one of 11 workshops sponsored by Landcare NSW and hosted by regional Landcare networks that will be held over the next two months.

The NSW Government is currently consulting the community about its biodiversity reforms and more information about the Government’s process for obtaining feedback is available at https://www. landmanagement.nsw.gov.au/

The Landcare workshops will provide a neutral space for interested parties to offer a perspective on the issue of biodiversity.

“Landcare is good at getting everyone around the table to talk about an issue and look for the common ground,” said Landcare NSW chair, Mr Rob Dulhunty.

Landcare will not be looking to obtain a consensus on what is a complex reform package however practical feedback from landholders and members will be collated and provided to the Government.

“The workshops also provide an opportunity to explore Landcare’s role in the biodiversity reforms,” said Mr Dulhunty.

The workshop themes are to:

  • Provide an opportunity to share information about the biodiversity reforms
  • Examine and design ideas for how Landcare can be involved into the future in these new reforms.

The workshop will be held at The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, 23rd June 2016, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. For more information contact Shelley McDouall, Northern Slopes Landcare, on 02 6724 2002 or cso@gwydir.nsw.gov.au