Public comment is invited on the draft Western Australian Soil Health Strategy to guide the stewardship of the State’s vast soil and land resources and ensure sustainable agricultural production, a robust environment and protection of our natural assets for future generations.
The draft strategy was prepared by the Soil and Land Conservation Council after extensive consultation with more than 400 representatives from industry, community and government from throughout WA.
Soil and Land Conservation Commissioner Cecilia McConnell said the Strategy sets the direction of policy, research, investment and on-ground actions over the next 10 years that support the management, protection and improvement of our soil and land assets.
“Three key themes emerged from the consultation process to drive ongoing soil health improvements, including research and application, carbon sequestration and soil governance,” Ms McConnell said.
“All people with an interest in our soil and land assets are encouraged to have their say on the direction of the WA Soil Health Strategy and undertake the online survey and participate in the webinars and forums scheduled for 2021.”
Feedback on the draft strategy can be contributed via a survey that seeks responses to a series of questions about the document and includes a final section to provide more detailed comment, which can be accessed online.
The public consultation period closes at 5pm Friday, 19 March 2021 with the strategy expected to be finalised with implementation commenced during 2021.
Jodie Thomson/Megan Broad, media liaison (08) 9368 3937