Mapping the Broadwater?s future
MACLEAN'S Broadwater has always been a loved and often used area and its environmental importance is unquestioned.
Now residents of the Clarence Valley have a part to play in its future with the Broadwater Wetland Draft Plan of Management (PoM) on display throughout the Clarence Valley.
Established by the Broadwater Wetland Working Group, which is made up of representatives of commercial and recreational fishers, farmers, local residents, the Aboriginal community, conservation interests, Clarence Valley Council, the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority, the PoM outlines management strategies for the area.
Working group chairman Julian Prior said the draft plan reflected community views of the wetland and what they considered important in its management.
"The Broadwater Wetland is a very valuable resource for the people of the Lower Clarence," he said.
Copies of the Draft Plan of Management can be viewed at the Clarence Valley Council's Maclean office, Clarence River Professional Fishermen's Cooperatives at Maclean and Iluka and the Department of Lands office, Grafton, or on the Clarence Valley Council website.
Written submissions to the Department of Lands will be ac- cepted until November 28.