Clarence Bushland and Coastal Strategy

Clarence City abounds with natural assets that are cherished by the community. They are the focus of efforts to retain and enhance their presence here. There is a diversity of land management practices in place and a variety of views about what is the best approach to managing natural values. Clarence

City Council made the decision to develop a Bushland and Coastal Strategy. The purpose of this Strategy is to:

  • Identify and describe the key bushland and coastal management issues;
  • Engage stakeholders and the community in defining issues and choosing practical actions;
  • Present prioritised, strategic actions to address issues in the short, medium and long term;
  • Provide the foundation for new and stronger partnerships that secure resources
  • Assist Clarence City Council and stakeholders to prioritise management investment

A community based Stakeholder Reference Group has worked with council to develop this draft strategy. A key part of that work has been the identification of key management topics:

  • Biodiversity
  • Recreation
  • Council land management
  • Land steward partners
  • Community Education, Awareness and Volunteer Management
  • Climate change
  • Water
  • Coastal
  • Social, cultural and community values
  • Weed management, natural regeneration and rehabilitation
  • Fire Management
  • Land use Change
  • Soil Health

Objectives and strategies have been created that respond to the management topics and the key issues identified. The strategies were prioritised and the highest priority actions are brought together under the following themes:

  • protect natural assets through regulation, planning and Council natural area management
  • improved knowledge of our natural assets and their management

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