PROJECT: COMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE INPUT INTO PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING
A series of community forums and workshops will be held in partnership with CCWA. In keeping with the "whole of community " approach, anyone can attend and government agencies will be invited. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is currently developing the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park Management Plan (above the high tide mark) and associated interpretive material.
In keeping with our "whole of Islands " approach, we will focus on the whole ecosystem -all islands groups, reef platforms and surrounding marine systems. It is impossible to reach most islands without crossing water. Many visitors also engage in recreational activities, which focus on both land and water. Topics relevant to planning and management include:
Access and zoning
Governance and policing
Outcomes will be documented and communicated to the multiagency project team, currently making all decisions without an official community and scientific advisory committee. Relevant outcomes will also be integrated into the voluntary code of conduct. Please register your interest and be a part of it.
(Slide images courtesy of Eco Abrolhos)