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Community Input Sought for Coorong Restoration Plan

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Community members have a chance to shape how the iconic but struggling Coorong is revived.

The State Government is seeking input from locals on their 'Coorong Action Plan', which includes a number of avenues for revitalising the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth.

As part of the broader Project Coorong initiative, expressions of interest are also being sought to form a ‘Coorong Partnership’ to provide local communities with an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the work to be undertaken.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said during the Millennium Drought the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region was teetering on the verge of complete environmental collapse. 

“While the majority of the site is slowly recovering, the ecology of the Coorong South Lagoon remains in a degraded state,” said Minister Speirs. 

“We know that the best outcomes come from incorporating the experience and knowledge of the local community and First Nations, and I want those voices heard in the implementation of the action plan and the broader Project Coorong initiative.” 

The YourSAy public consultation on the action plan will close on 31 October 2019. Further consultation will continue throughout the action plan’s implementation.

To nominate for the Coorong Partnership please visit the ProjectCoorong website.

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