Help us create a new Conservation Strategy for the Tweed

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Help shape the future of the Tweed's natural environment

It’s time for a new Conservation Strategy for the Tweed to protect and improve our much-loved natural environment. Iconic places and wildlife including the koala, platypus and hundreds of other species continue to decline and are at risk of extinction. Council is partnering with the community to prepare a new strategy that reflects the current conservation status, threats to the environment and positive land management opportunities.

The Tweed is home to the biggest erosion caldera in the southern hemisphere, and one of the largest calderas in the world. Photo credit: Michael Corke

Located in one of the largest natural erosion calderas in the world, the Tweed boasts an internationally significant environment with the highest biodiversity in NSW (top 3 in Australia). We are recognised as a biodiversity hotspot – one of the richest and most diverse regions for plants and animals in Australia. So it's important that we have a Conservation Strategy in place.


What's the strategy all about?

We are making a new Conservation Strategy to plan for how we will do things in the future.

Our Strategy will talk about how we can:

  • protect our natural environment
  • manage our land
  • deal with conservation issues

Our natural environment is an important part of Tweed Shire. We want your help to make our Strategy.

A local Tweed koala. Photo credit: Marama Hopkins



Why are we doing this?

Tweed Shire Council is partnering with the community to develop a new Conservation Strategy that reflects the current conservation issues, threats to the environment and positive land management opportunities.

Protecting our natural environment through strengthened conservation outcomes as our population grows will keep our communities and natural environment healthy and resilient for the long term.

Your feedback will be used to help us develop the best possible conservation strategy for our unique natural environment.

Every action makes a big difference. Whether you care for the environment in your backyard, beach or forest, you are part of looking after our natural environment. This is your chance to help us write a strategy that makes a big difference.

Wollumbin, in the World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park, is the remnant central vent of an ancient volcano.
Photo credit: Michael Corke


Golden-Headed Cisticola

Photo credit: Marama Hopkins

.

The giant buttress roots of the Yellow Carabeen. Photo credit: Michael Corke.



What is your favourite plant or animal of the Tweed?

Vote for your favourite plant and animal species of the Tweed and we’ll use the winners as the emblem for the new Conservation Strategy.

Find the two Quick Polls on the right-hand side of the page.

Have your say

Input from the community is essential for the preparation of the draft strategy. We encourage you all to get involved by please completing the short 10 minute survey.

To allow people with different abilities to participate, there are many ways to have your say.

  • You can complete the online survey or print the easy-read fillable form and either email it to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.auor post it to:
    • Tweed Shire Council PO Box 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484
  • You can also share your stories and experiences in the Story tool below help get your message heard.
  • You can also meet Scott Benitez Hetherington, Senior Program Leader - Biodiversity to discuss the Conservation Strategy in person at World Environment Day on 17 July 2022. Or contact us at tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au(External link) if you'd like to organise to speak with someone over the phone or in person.



It should be noted that in accordance with Council policy and the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 – ‘GIPAA,’ confidential information contained within submissions may be released upon a request being made by a third party.

Help shape the future of the Tweed's natural environment

It’s time for a new Conservation Strategy for the Tweed to protect and improve our much-loved natural environment. Iconic places and wildlife including the koala, platypus and hundreds of other species continue to decline and are at risk of extinction. Council is partnering with the community to prepare a new strategy that reflects the current conservation status, threats to the environment and positive land management opportunities.

The Tweed is home to the biggest erosion caldera in the southern hemisphere, and one of the largest calderas in the world. Photo credit: Michael Corke

Located in one of the largest natural erosion calderas in the world, the Tweed boasts an internationally significant environment with the highest biodiversity in NSW (top 3 in Australia). We are recognised as a biodiversity hotspot – one of the richest and most diverse regions for plants and animals in Australia. So it's important that we have a Conservation Strategy in place.


What's the strategy all about?

We are making a new Conservation Strategy to plan for how we will do things in the future.

Our Strategy will talk about how we can:

  • protect our natural environment
  • manage our land
  • deal with conservation issues

Our natural environment is an important part of Tweed Shire. We want your help to make our Strategy.

A local Tweed koala. Photo credit: Marama Hopkins



Why are we doing this?

Tweed Shire Council is partnering with the community to develop a new Conservation Strategy that reflects the current conservation issues, threats to the environment and positive land management opportunities.

Protecting our natural environment through strengthened conservation outcomes as our population grows will keep our communities and natural environment healthy and resilient for the long term.

Your feedback will be used to help us develop the best possible conservation strategy for our unique natural environment.

Every action makes a big difference. Whether you care for the environment in your backyard, beach or forest, you are part of looking after our natural environment. This is your chance to help us write a strategy that makes a big difference.

Wollumbin, in the World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park, is the remnant central vent of an ancient volcano.
Photo credit: Michael Corke


Golden-Headed Cisticola

Photo credit: Marama Hopkins

.

The giant buttress roots of the Yellow Carabeen. Photo credit: Michael Corke.



What is your favourite plant or animal of the Tweed?

Vote for your favourite plant and animal species of the Tweed and we’ll use the winners as the emblem for the new Conservation Strategy.

Find the two Quick Polls on the right-hand side of the page.

Have your say

Input from the community is essential for the preparation of the draft strategy. We encourage you all to get involved by please completing the short 10 minute survey.

To allow people with different abilities to participate, there are many ways to have your say.

  • You can complete the online survey or print the easy-read fillable form and either email it to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.auor post it to:
    • Tweed Shire Council PO Box 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484
  • You can also share your stories and experiences in the Story tool below help get your message heard.
  • You can also meet Scott Benitez Hetherington, Senior Program Leader - Biodiversity to discuss the Conservation Strategy in person at World Environment Day on 17 July 2022. Or contact us at tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au(External link) if you'd like to organise to speak with someone over the phone or in person.



It should be noted that in accordance with Council policy and the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 – ‘GIPAA,’ confidential information contained within submissions may be released upon a request being made by a third party.

  • We want to know what you think

    Our Conservation Strategy

    Our natural environment is an important part of Tweed Shire. A strategy is a plan for how we will do things in the future. We are making our Conservation Strategy. In this survey, we just call it our Strategy.

     Conservation is how we:

    • protect our natural environment
    • make it last a long time
    • look after plants and animals

     

     Our Strategy will talk about how we can:

    • protect our natural environment
    • manage our land
    • deal with conservation issues.


    How to use this survey

    We wrote this survey in an easy to read way. You can ask for help to read this survey. A friend, family member or support person may be able to help you.
    You can also download and print the full easy read version of the survey.






    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Page last updated: 21 Jun 2022, 12:22 PM