Community and scientific engagement
To achieve long-term sustainability, it’s vital that people who live and work in the Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth (LLCMM) help shape the ways in which the region is rehabilitated. The LLCMM Icon Site project comprises the following groups that directly affect the management decisions of the project.
Community advisory panel
The Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is a voluntary, non-statutory, community-based advisory body. The CAP collectively provides knowledge and advice to the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) facilitating a two-way exchange of information; which assists in the development, planning and implementation of actions and policy related to the water resource management of the CLLMM.
The CLLMM CAP is chaired by Bill Paterson, meets 6 times a year and has the following Terms of Reference.
Scientific advisory group
Researchers from Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, CSIRO and SARDI Aquatic Sciences provide advice on water birds, aquatic vegetation, macroinvertebrates, fish, frogs, water quality, groundwater, acid sulfate soils and wetland ecology. Government officers from Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, the Department for Environment and Water and the Environment Protection Authority are also in the group.
The group’s role is to provide scientific advice and recommendations for the site, and to inform monitoring projects. It is currently chaired by the Director of River Murray Operations and meets four times a year.
We work in partnership with the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority, which includes Ngarrindjeri Nation communities, Ngarrindjeri native title claimants and the Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee. Ngarrindjeri and The Living Murray staff engage through the Kungan Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Agreement (KNYA) Taskforce and smaller working groups.
Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Icon Site Coordinator
(08) 8463 7486
Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth Project Officer
(08) 8463 3246