Draft Natural Areas Volunteer Program 2024-2029

Public exhibition from April 1, 2024 – 27th May.

Council’s Natural Areas Volunteer Program 2024 – 2029 includes Bushcare, Landcare, Trackcare, and Bush Backyards. Under this collective program area these community networks take part in on-ground environmental management of natural and built assets throughout the City.

Community volunteers make an enormous contribution to Council’s environmental management programs, with over 800 community members volunteering annually in Natural Areas Volunteer programs.

In addition to the on-ground benefits realised from these volunteer conservation programs, they demonstrate constructive partnership between Council and community, generate community capital and goodwill, and strengthen a sense connection with the City’s natural environment.

A review and update of Councils Community Conservation Program (CCP) Plan 2014 has been completed, resulting in a revised and retitled Draft Natural Areas Volunteer Program (NAVP) 2024 – 2029. The Draft NAVP outlines Council’s ongoing support for this core program area and guides effective delivery over the next five years.

The document will be on public exhibition and submissions may be made until May 27, 2024. Submissions from this community consultation process will be considered in reviewing the Draft NAVP prior to the final document being submitted to Council for approval later in the year.

Have your say here Draft Natural Areas Volunteer Program 2024 – 2029 | Blue Mountains Have Your Say (nsw.gov.au)