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Community collaboration sought on river protection plan

Nambucca RiverNambucca Valley Landcare is seeking cooperation from landholders on a new Plan designed to protect and restore streambed and streambank function to the upper reaches of the Nambucca River.

North Coast Local Land Services, through funding provided by the National Landcare Program and Catchment NSW, has supported Nambucca Valley Landcare in the development of the Nambucca River Function and Water Protection Plan.

The Plan, which covers approximately 40 kilometres of the north arm of the Nambucca River, was developed through research and field work by Dawn Thornton and Tim Ryan.

Tim Ryan from Nambucca Valley Landcare said of the Plan, “This plan is simply one part of the process and is critical to building the long term resilience of North Arm through collaboration between stakeholders.”

Geoff LeMessurier from North Coast Local Land Services also highlighted the importance of cooperation in achieving positive natural resource management outcomes, “We have a strong network of long-standing partnerships established across the North Coast region and we continually work to develop new and strengthen existing partnerships.

“We support a community-based delivery model by partnering with organisations like Nambucca Valley Landcare to support the community to undertake natural resource management and sustainable agriculture activities”.

Now the Plan is complete, up to 60 individual site plans will be developed with landholders to implement priority actions over the next two years of the project timeframe.

Copies of the North Arm Reach Plan can be viewed at the Nambucca Valley Landcare office, located at 64 High Street, Bowraville

Media contact:
Geoff LeMessurier, Senior Land Services Officer
Phone 0429 418 901

Photo caption:
Nambucca River – north arm reach