Why is Council reviewing the Community Conservation Program?

The reason for the review of the Community Conservation Program is to make sure that, together, we achieve the best possible outcomes for the community and conserving our environment.

The current Bushcare service model has been in place, essentially unchanged, since 1992. Other programs have been introduced since 2001. At present, there is no comprehensive document which covers all of these Community Conservation programs.  

It is timely for Council to conduct an overarching review of the range of community conservation partnerships that make up its Community Conservation Program.

Community Conservation Programs present a number of challenges for Council in meeting an increasing community demand with limited resources.

Council needs to ensure that resources continue to be well directed, are responsive to community and environmental needs, and provide value for money. Council also has a responsibility for Workplace Health and Safety and other volunteer governance.

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