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.
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.
Bill Paterson (Chair)
Karyn Bradford (Deputy Chair)
River Murray Advisory Panel (RMAC) members:
Peter Duggin - Chair