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Webinar to provide draft WA Soil Health Strategy overview

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Thursday, 21. January 2021 - 11:15

Western Australians with an interest in the stewardship of the State’s vast soil and land resources have an opportunity to take part in an upcoming webinar on the draft WA Soil Health Strategy.

The Soil and Land Conservation Council has led the preparation of the draft strategy using input from more than 400 representatives from industry, community and government from throughout WA.

The draft 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.

Soil and Land Conservation Commissioner Cecilia McConnell said many people had already made a significant contribution to the strategy so far, but it was important all interested stakeholders had an opportunity to have their say through the current public consultation process.

“We appreciate the time and commitment that many people have already made to the improving the health of Western Australia’s soils by inputting into the strategy,” she said.

“All people with an interest in our soil and land assets are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft strategy, in particular the focus goals and key actions.”

Community members can attend a webinar on the 27 January 2021 from 10:30am to 11:15am to hear more about the strategy.

The public consultation period for the strategy closes at 5pm Friday, 19 March 2021.

Further information is available from the Soil and Land Conservation Council webpage on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.

Webinar registrations can be made online or by contacting SLCC@dpird.wa.gov.au.

draft Western Australian Soil Health Strategy
DPIRD Principal Research Scientist (Soils) Tim Overheu and Soil and Land Conservation Commissioner Cecilia McConnell with the draft Western Australian Soil Health Strategy.

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