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An essential part of developing the long-term plan to secure a healthy future for the region was consultation with the community, through working closely with people living in the region, extensive discussions with the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority, and through the Long-Term Plan Reference Group.

Community involvement in planning and delivering projects outlined in the long-term plan is vital to ensure a sustainable future for the region, and there are a number of opportunities for the community to take part.

See our fact sheet on the numerous ways the community is involved.

Community organisations are helping to conserve, rehabilitate and restore the wetlands by:

  • setting up community nurseries to propagate plants for local vegetation programs
  • working on vegetation planting to tackle acid sulfate soils
  • monitoring acid sulfate soils and water quality
  • fencing to protect the lakes' shorelines
  • educating local people about acid sulfate soils and the role of plants in bioremediation.

How to get involved

There are a number of ways to play an important part in securing a healthy, sustainable future for the region:

  • contact the Lakes Hub in Milang or Meningie to get involved in environmental projects in the region via email or:
    • Milang: phone (08) 8537 0808 or visit: Shop 2, 10 Daranda Terrace, Milang
    • Meningie: phone (08) 8575 1830 or visit: 49 Princes Highway, Meningie
  • keep up to date with our latest news.

Community Advisory Panel

About the panel

The South Australian Government has formed a Community Advisory Panel to provide advice and guidance on drought recovery and restoration projects in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) region.

The panel has brought together a wide range of community knowledge and expertise to feed into the on-going works being undertaken in the region by the state and federal governments.

Membership of the panel is voluntary, with successful nominees initially appointed for a one-year term.

Current members

Bill Paterson (Chair)
Karyn Bradford (Deputy Chair)
Neil Shillabeer
Clem Mason
Trevor Harden
Emily Jenke
Glen Jones
Perry Gunner
Chris Bagley
Keith Parkes
Gary Hera-Singh
Lorraine Leese
Paul Harvey
Geoff Gallasch
Jock Robertson
Ross Oke
Owen Love

For more information about the panel, contact Kimberley Williamson in River Murray Operations on (08) 8204 8511 or

River Murray Advisory Panel (RMAC) members:

Peter Duggin - Chair
Sheridan Alm
Stuart Andrew
Brent Fletcher
Bruce Hewett
Emily Jenke
Francis Lovegrove
David Ludas
Greg McCarron
Clem Mason
Ray Najar
Trevor Norton
David Peake
Joanne Pfeiffer
Neil Shillabeer
Yvonne Smith
Robery Smyth
Ken Stokes
Trevor Twigden
David Webb
Monique White