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About the Lakes Hub

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About the Lakes Hub

  1. 1. Community Engagement This initiative is managed by the Milang Progress Association Inc. and is part of the Lower Lakes Bioremediation and Revegetation Project funded by the Australian Government and supported by the South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage.
  2. 2. There is a COMMON VISION: A Freshwater solution Healthy long term future for;  environment  community  economies Working with community is essential
  3. 3. 9 Community groups met together Jan 09. Overwhelming community support for involvement in bioremediation and revegetation of lakes Based on:  Community priorities  Accessibility  Capacity Building  Collaborative Relationships
  4. 4.  Facilitate community based involvement in the Lower Lakes ◦ To engage in decisions ◦ To involve in actions ◦ To undertake research ◦ To support adaptation  Establish the “Lakes Hub”  Establish community nurseries  Provide community education and training opportunities related to the LLBR project
  5. 5.  Trusted inclusive focal point for LLBR  Encourages and promotes sharing of information and learnings  Improved communication & understanding  More informed, aware and educated community  Qualitative and quantitative data collection  Coordination of growing and distribution of plant stock  Wendy White – Coordinator
  6. 6.  Six month trial from May this year  Carole Richardson employed by GWLAP  100 people trained in ASS monitoring  37 sites monitored  Top quality data fed into CSIRO  Project rolled over into LLBAR til’ March 2011
  7. 7.  $50k Development Fund for capital works to enable nurseries to start-up or expand ◦ Hindmarsh Island 22000 plants ◦ Alexandrina 10000 plants ◦ Clayton Bay 10000 plants ◦ Milang Environment Centre 10000 plants ◦ Finniss Catchment Group 10000 plants ◦ Melaleuca/Orana – Meningie 60000 plants ◦ Raukkan 10000 plants  Nurseries will be paid at market rate for what they produce  Jo McPhee appointed as Community Nursery Coordinator  Rural Solutions – project manager for on ground works
  8. 8.  Two project officers appointed by LAP Boards  Terry Sim based at Hub and Ken Strother based at Meningie  Coordinate fencing incentives for Landholders who want to fence off their lakeshore
  9. 9.  Community Engagement committee will be called for  Reference Groups established for specialised information, knowledge and skills.  Financial Management/Governance – Milang Progress Association Inc.  The entire LLBR project managed by committee of stakeholders including DEH, Rural Solutions, LAP Boards, SAMDBNRM Board, Milang Progress Assoc. Inc, Ngarrindjeri Regional Council, Rural Solutions
  10. 10.  Initial 6 month funding  Will then move into further 12 months funding  Review Dec 2010  Recommendation for a further 3 years funding in line with long term planning for the Lower Lakes
  11. 11.  Aligned with but separate funding  Eco skills project – Cert III & IV Conservation and Land Management Productivity Places (DEEWR 20 places) Transitions (DFEEST 10 places)  Participating in Nursery Work and Monitoring in the project  Innovative and Value Adding
  12. 12.  Social Enterprise  Employing local people who are currently training or upskilling in Conservation & Land Management  Ability to tender for local work around lakes for state and local government, landholders etc. data collection, revegetation,
  13. 13.  Healthy Communities  Increased ability of community to respond to change  High quality baseline data  Model of community/govt partnership ◦ to respond to crisis and long term issues. ◦ In holistic environmental management  Skilled workforce with a future in the region  Increased economic activity
  14. 14.  Shirley Smith MBA; BA (Yth Aff); Dip Yth L’shp; Cert IV TAA Adult Educator of the Year 2009 River Guardian Award 2006 Two Dragons Vineyard and Farm – Finniss  Karyn Bradford JP Ad Dip Com Ser Mgt; Ass Dip Arts; Cert IV TAA Land & Water Australia Community Fellow Coordinator Milang Old School House Community Centre
  15. 15. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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