The draft Community Conservation Program (CCP) Plan is going to the Council meeting of 24 June. It is proposed to be on public exhibition for 8 weeks in July—August 2014 (Stage Three of the consultation process). This document will guide Council’s future support and governance of volunteer conservation programs.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey, focus groups and online discussion which comprised Stages One & Two. Your feedback and suggestions have been incorporated into the draft Plan.

PUBLIC EXIHIBITION The public exhibition period will be your final opportunity to contribute to the plan. Notification of the exhibition period will be provided in the Blue Mountains Gazette and on Blue Mountains Have Your Say under Community Conservation Program ( right hand side of screen, in Current Consultations /more) ( Copies of the plan will be available on Council’s website and on Blue Mountains Have Your Say. Hard copies will also available at Council offices at Springwood and Katoomba.

What happens next ? After the public exhibition period of the draft Community Conservation Program Strategy , all comments and submissions will be considered in the preparation of a final Strategy which is anticipated to be submitted to the Council for approval in late 2014.

COUNCIL CONTACT: Linda Thomas, Community Weeds Officer, 4780 5612 ,

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