Help shape the future of Tweed’s natural environment

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Community input is sought to develop a new conservation strategy which aims to protect Tweed’s status as the highest biodiversity hotspot in NSW and the third highest in Australia.

Residents are invited to participate in a short 10-minute survey to help develop a new conservation strategy that reflects current conservation issues, environmental threats and positive land stewardship opportunities.

Situated in one of the largest naturally eroded calderas in the world, the new strategy will plan how we can protect Tweed’s natural environment, manage our lands and address conservation issues in the future.

Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry said it was essential council did all they could to preserve this beautiful land we call home.

“The Tweed is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot – one of the richest and most diverse areas for flora and fauna in Australia,” said Cr Cherry.

“It is so important that we have a conservation strategy in place to keep it safe and sound. Your feedback will be used to help us develop the best possible conservation strategy for our unique natural environment.

“This is the first step towards positive change for Tweed’s natural areas. Just like planting a seed, it will take time and lots of love, care and hard work to get it right.

“Every action makes a big difference. Whether you care about the environment in your garden, on the beach or in the forest, you are helping to protect our natural environment – this is your chance to help us write a strategy which makes a big difference.

“The contribution of the community is essential for the preparation of the draft strategy. We encourage everyone to get involved by completing the short 10-minute survey.

To get involved and learn more, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/conservationtweed.

Residents can also speak to the Council team during the World Environment Day Festival in Murwillumbah on July 17, 2022.

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