Consultation for iCEP opens
public awareness campaign
Public comment review
Final draft to Council
Council is creating its first iCEP and when complete in mid-2020, it will be Council’s roadmap for caring for the natural environment while meeting the challenges of a changing climate.
This comprehensive integrated environmental plan is required to tackle mounting environmental challenges.
Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh acknowledged higher fire danger, changing rainfall patterns and beach erosion are already a reality in Waratah-Wynyard, but said that Council is optimistic about the future.
The iCEP will be a living document, renewed and updated every five years, to adapt to emerging issues and opportunities.
An Environmental Plan can mitigate the effects of environmental change, identify and prepare for likely future decisions and strengthen the adaptive capacity of people and organisations. Natural assets play a key role in Tasmania’s economy, health and wellbeing and marketability. Tasmania’s brand is also responsible for drawing visitors to the island. North-West Tasmania contains 37 per cent of all farm businesses in the State.