Camden Council won an Excellence in the Environment Award for Biodiversity Management. Council’s efforts in developing and adopting a Natural Assets Policy were recognised by the Local Government and Shires Association. The Natural Assets Policy seeks to achieve a balance between biodiversity conservation and development both urban and agricultural.
The policy is designed to address the barriers to more effective natural resource management at the local government level. Countering complexity and establishing a desired outcome for the Camden landscape.
"The project is significant regionally if not nationally. The policy represents local government taking the leadership role in natural resource management." Mayor of Camden, Cr Fred Anderson said.
The awards night was attended by Mayor Fred Anderson, General Manager Sheridan Dudley and Environment Systems Manager Jeffrey Bell. Cr Anderson accepted the award on Council’s behalf. "The adoption of the policy by Council represents a milestone in Camden’s journey towards sustainability". "Sustainability requires us to leave a functioning landscape that future generations will value" Environment Systems Manager, Jeffrey Bell said.
Information on the Natural Assets Policy is available by calling Council on 4654 7777