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Benalla in Focus

Monday 21 June, 2004
Landholders in the Benalla and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to discuss land management issues at a free Community Forum in Benalla next month.

Landholders in the Benalla and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to discuss land management issues at a free Community Forum in Benalla next month.

The Mid Goulburn Broken Implementation Committee (MGBIC) will host the Forum as part of its annual commitment to listening to landholders, and other stakeholders, concerns for the land and water.

Guests can see presentations on waterways and riparian vegetation management, the successful Heartlands Program and a local landholders’ perspective on sustainable land management.

A panel of specialists will take questions and lead discussion on subjects like soils, salinity and environmental management grants, biodiversity and pest plants & animals plus river health, water quality and more.

Invited guests include local politicians and local government officers.

The Implementation Committee holds several Community Forums at different locations in the catchment throughout the year.

Attendances show that landholders value the opportunity to speak with specialists in the natural resource management field, not only to voice their concerns but also to receive feedback on how various programs are progressing in the local area.

Titled “Our Land – Who Cares?” the Forum starts at 2pm on Wednesday 9th June at the Benalla Bowls Club and is open to anyone with an interest in land management and environmental sustainability.

For further details contact Debra Todd on 5761 1691.