Identity Through the RCS engagement process 5 keylandscapes of the North East have been identified: oUrban Centres oLifestyle oAgricultural Productivity oForests oAlpine
Identity - Urban Centre o A significant urban centre with large employment, aggregation of services with a diverse economy manufacturing and services industries
Identity - Lifestyle o A landscape often termed lifestyle or ‘tree change’ areas with high amenity/visual (views green clean), tourism and economic value
Identity - Agricultural Productivity o A landscape that has a strong productivity focus and particular topography with which the community strongly identifies (Valleys and Plains)
Identity - Forests o A landscape that has a high proportion of publicly managed land for reserve and resource purposes
Identity - Alpine o A landscape that has a high biodiversity, tourism and water yielding characteristics
Why identity matters…The 5 key landscapes have particular characteristics, identities, functions, dynamics and communityaspirations that will help determine natural resource management (NRM) actions and directions.
Identity Forum Question 1 Do you agree with how we have described the landscapes of the North East?Would you suggest any changes to these landscape descriptions?This question can be discussed in the forum section of www.yoursaynecma.com.au