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The community are being asked to get involved and help Byron Shire Council formulate a new conservation strategy, which will replace the 2004 Strategy. Staff claim 84 per cent of that strategy was implemented.

A high numbers of rare or threatened flora and fauna are found in the region, and Byron Shire and the north coast are known to contain extremely high levels of biodiversity.

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson said, ‘The protection of biodiversity is one of our community’s most serious considerations and Council also shares this concern.’

Staff say the strategy will provide an ongoing framework and action plan intended ‘to ultimately eliminate threatening processes and protect and restore the native environment.’

An informal public workshop will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Wednesday December 5 from 5.15pm till 7.30m. Bookings are essential. 

Visit www.yoursaybyronshire.com.au/biodiversity-conservation-strategy.


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