Public consultation opens for next phase of Caring for our Country, comments due 15 Aug 2012.
The Gillard Government has invited the community to help shape the next phase of Caring for our Country by participating in a new round of public consultation.
Environment Minister Tony Burke and Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig today released An Outline for the Future which sets out the broad framework for the next five years of Caring for our Country and will form the basis for community feedback over the coming eight weeks.
“Through Caring for our Country, the Gillard Government is investing in a healthy and more resilient environment by supporting volunteers, farmers and community groups to make a real difference to their local area,’’ Minister Burke said.
“An Outline for the Future document sets out the strategic objectives for the second five year phase of Caring for our Country to ensure Australia’s environmental assets are conserved, resilient and healthy, and our agricultural base is sustainable, productive and resilient.
“These objectives have been developed after extensive consultation with the community and reflect national and community priorities for natural resource management across Australia.
“I encourage all stakeholders to have their say to ensure the design of the new program is robust and reflects the knowledge and experience of the community.”
Consultation will run until 15 August and will include stakeholder forums and meetings and the release of discussion papers through a dedicated online forum.
For information on the public consultation process or to download a copy of An Outline for the Future, please click here for the Caring for our Country website.
Informantion courtesy of Landcare Australia Ltd