A community-led regional climate adaptation strategy is now ready for public feedback.
Supported by DELWP, the strategy has been developed by a Regional Climate Adaptation Group (RCAG) with representatives from state and local government, agencies, business, agriculture, universities, conservation, and sustainability groups.
The strategy looks at climate adaptation within agriculture, biodiversity, health and wellbeing, storms and flooding and economy with visions of where the region aims to be in five, 10 and 30 years.
Acting program manager, Mel Douglas, said the group ensured all voices are heard within the strategy.
"We have worked closely with RCAG members to develop this regional strategy, ensuring that all aspects of the Central Highlands and Wimmera areas are included in how we can adjust and thrive in our changing climate," she said.
Regional Climate Adaptation Group co-chair La Vergne Lehmann said being involved in the RCAG was a worthwhile and rewarding experience.
"Not only have I learnt about some of the current climate adaptation activities going on in our region, but I have met and been involved with some thoughtful and inspiring people who are committed to ensuring our region is ready to deal with climate change in the coming years," she said.
Public input received on the draft strategy will be considered when writing the final version of the strategy.
Public input on the draft will close on May 19, 2021.
For more information, visit engage.vic.gov.au/grampians-region-climate-adaptation-strategy.
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