The AMLR NRM board is taking steps to strengthen its community links for quality engagement. New ways of engaging the community in delivering a regional NRM plan are being explored through an exciting new partnership between community members, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges (AMLR) Natural Resources Management Board and regional staff.
The board has committed to develop fresh ways to engage with local communities. The three AMLR sub regions have been further divided to create seven sub regions that will allow closer connections with communities. This approach will provide more opportunities for the community voice to be heard by the board, building on the successes of previous engagement methods.
The first step involves working with local ‘champions’ to co-design new ways to connect the community and the board in each sub region. It is expected that the new arrangements will take about six months to develop.
To find enduring solutions to complex issues all stakeholders need to work together.
'At each stage of the journey we will share learnings and ideas,' AMLR NRM Board Presiding Member Professor Chris Daniels said.
This new partnership will:
- commit to collaboration, with the community participating and agreeing on principles to guide our work together
- realise that local knowledge is crucial for delivery of the NRM plan
- share the journey to co-design enduring and flexible solutions
- identify preferred engagement arrangements to suit local communities
- implement these arrangements with ongoing evaluation, sharing and celebration of success.
'Through working together at this new subregional scale, we will set up more localised ways for going out into the community and securing support for managing our precious natural resources,' Professor Daniels said.
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