Chapman River Estuary action plan revealed

Published on Friday, 6 May 2022 at 11:50:43 AM

An action plan to enhance the unique cultural, recreational and environmental values of the Chapman River Estuary is one step closer to completion with NACC NRM presenting various aspects of the draft plan to the community next week.

City of Greater Geraldton Deputy Mayor Jerry Clune invites members of the community to review what’s been developed in collaboration with the community.

“Last month local residents, environmentalists, wildlife enthusiasts and sporting group members came together in a workshop to share what they do when they visit the estuary, discuss what they value about the area and express concerns they had about its future,” he said.

“NACC NRM and City staff also met with members of the Cultural Committee of the Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation to gain a better understanding of the cultural significance the estuary has for many Aboriginal people”.

“All this invaluable information has been utilised to create a draft action plan for the estuary which outlines what can be done to ensure the cultural significance, recreational opportunities and the habitats of migratory shore birds, turtles and other animals including a federally listed Threatened Ecological Community can be maintained and protected for future generations.”

“It’s really important we get this right so I encourage anyone interested in the Estuary and its future attend the workshop and give us their feedback on various aspects of the draft action plan.

The Chapman River Estuary Stakeholder Feedback Workshop will be held on Thursday 12 May from 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Spalding Tennis Club on Chapman Road in Bluff Point.

RSVPs are essential. To secure your spot contact NACC NRM’s Coastcare Support Officer Alanah Campbell on 0429 967 975 or email Alanah.campbell@nacc.com.au

The City has partnered with NACC NRM to create the Chapman River Estuary Action Plan. Once the plan is complete identified works can be implemented.

The development of the Chapman River Estuary Action Plan is funded by the State Government Natural Resources Management Office. 

Picture Caption: Chapman River Estuary

Chapman River Estuary

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