This month the NFRS project team have been finalising the Strategy and incorporating all of the great feedback we received during the public consultation process. We worked with our Steering Group and Advisory Groups to tackle some of the more complex suggestions we received and properly address concerns expressed in submissions.
Over the past week the document has also been made more appealing and accessible, with the inclusion of several more photos and diagrams. This work allowed the Steering Group to see what the final Strategy would look like and they agreed to endorse the Strategy – a huge milestone for the team.
With fish deaths events still taking place in the Basin, the need for a long-term Strategy to build native fish resilience and coordinate on-ground actions couldn’t be clearer. The next step will be to submit the Strategy to the Basin Officials Committee (BOC) in early June. BOC is made up of government representatives from all State and Territory Basin partners. The NFRS team intend to put forward a strong case to secure funding for the Strategy’s implementation.
We would like to thank everybody for getting involved and providing submissions on the draft Strategy – your assistance has led to a more refined and robust Strategy to take forward to Basin governments for consideration and implementation. We hope to share the final Strategy with you shortly.