Draft Nature Conservation Strategy
The Draft Nature Conservation Strategy will help guide future planning of the Territory’s open spaces, rural areas, urban areas, riverine corridors, and nature reserves, and guide investment of funding and resources in nature conservation.
To view the draft strategy visit the Environment and Sustainable Development website
The draft Strategy is designed to improve the opportunities for ACT residents to enjoy parks, reserves and open space, as places for recreation, amenity, self-renewal and education. It focuses on the importance of planning and management of nature conservation at ‘whole of landscape’ scales across a range of land uses and land tenures.
The Conservator of Flora and Fauna has prepared a draft Nature Conservation Strategy under the provisions of the Nature Conservation Act 1980.
The draft Strategy also proposes a number of actions designed to support the ACT’s diverse volunteer base, that every year put in tens of thousands of hours of unpaid work to help manage the ACT’s natural areas. This consultation is an opportunity for the public to help set direction for nature conservation in the ACT over the next decade.
The consultation period will run for three months and close on Monday 10 December 2012.
Further information can be found at www.legislation.act.gov.au or on the Environment & Sustainable Development Directorate's website