Opportunity for community to have their say on management of the Margaret River foreshore

Nature Conservation has recently completed a Draft of the Lower Margaret River Foreshore Action Plan on behalf of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Nature Conservation will be presenting the findings and recommendation of the report to the community at a presentation on Tuesday 26 June. Members of the community have an opportunity to provided comment on the Draft Report to Nature Conservation by Friday 13 July.

The lower Margaret River foreshore reserves have been recognised by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River (AMRSC) as having very high ecological, social and cultural values. In 2011 and 2013 management plans were developed for the Shire managed foreshore reserves east of Bussell Highway (Barrett St and Riverslea reserves). In 2016 the AMRSC identified the need for a comprehensive plan to determine the current condition of the reserves west of Bussell Highway to the coast and to identify actions required to manage threats to their environmental values.

The scope of the Lower Margaret River Foreshore Action Plan (LMRFAP) is to provide a detailed description of the current condition of the foreshore reserves and recommendations on the management required to ensure the values, attributes and functions of the Margaret River reserves are protected and conserved. The plan also considers how to manage recreational pressure in the light of population increase whilst protecting the important environmental and cultural values of the area.

Nature Conservation invites the community to have their say on the Draft Lower Margaret River Foreshore Action Plan prior to it being formally submitted to Council.

The Draft Action Plan can be accessed at the link below and any comments should be for forwarded to Nature Conservation at [email protected] by Friday 13 July 2018.

View Draft Action Plan