New survey on environment and liveability of SEQ out for public comment this month

Your chance to give input which will help drive planning for a healthy environment and long-term liveability for South East Queensland is underway this month. People from across the region are being encouraged to get in have their say.

The 2021 South East Queensland Natural Resource Management Plan (NRM Plan) survey was officially launched at Esk last week, with local mayors, community and industry leaders joining the region’s leading environmental group, Healthy Land and Water, for the event.

Designed to highlight a comprehensive body of data on the condition of South East Queensland’s natural assets and seek community input to identify any emerging threats to our future environment and liveability, the interactive, informative and engaging survey has just gone live.

According to Healthy Land and Water’s CEO, Julie McLellan, the collated data from the survey will be used to help jointly plan collaborative strategies and actions which produce benefits for the whole community and a desirable future our region. She says the broadest input from across South East Queensland is vital.

“It is important that we hear from as many South East Queenslanders as possible to ensure the plan reflects the most current information and is responding to changing circumstances,” says Ms McLellan.

“The collated information collected in the survey will be added to the deep dive into the science and data happening concurrently as part of the review.

“An important part of the review is identifying challenges and priority actions to protect and restore the region’s natural assets (e.g. air, water, soil, and native vegetation). This is vital in building the resilience of our future region.”

Ms McLellan says participants can also register interest in further engagement about the plan including regionalised webinars, focus group meetings and workshops, and go into the draw to win $250 for their effort.

“If you love South East Queensland, I strongly encourage you to get involved in having a say about its future”.

 

Survey responses are due on June 15| Take the survey here: https://hlw.org.au/nrmplan/

 

 

About the survey

  • The NRM Plan survey is being run by the environmental peak group for the region, Healthy Land and Water, which is charged with managing the region’s Natural Resources Management Plan (NRM Plan).
  • The NRM Plan is a living document, which aims to halt and reverse the decline of South East Queensland’s natural assets.

 

This project is supported by Healthy Land and Water through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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