Hotspots Workshop Update June 2022
Thursday, 23rd June 2022
In December 2021, 25 community members from the Upper Kangaroo River participated in the first of a two-day workshop series where participants discussed property management issues including fire and transitional rainforest vegetation. Unfortunately, due to heavy flooding and road closures, the second workshop was postponed, but plans are now in place to hold their second workshop before the end of June.
In the same region on the 8th and 21st May, a two-day workshop was held with the highly engaged community in Berry. Although conditions were unfortunately still too wet to complete a demonstration burn, one group of residents from the street have now written a joint plan to protect and manage all their properties collectively.
The Nature Conservation Council’s Bushfire Program also held a workshop in the peri-urban township of Kangaroo Valley on the 7th of May, in a collaborative strategy with Hotspots to strengthen the region’s fire preparedness. This workshop focused on bringing together residents with their local agencies and environmental groups to better understand fire preparedness and threatened species in their area.
Also in the southern tablelands, planning is underway for a workshop series in the Bombay area, after the area was impacted by the North Black Range fire in 2019.
On the Mid-North Coast, the first of two workshops have been held in Elands, on the Bulga Plateau, with a massive turn out of 35 participants from the region. Further north, plans are underway for a workshop series with the South Urunga community, after a successful Hotspots Information Day with the Three Headlands Community Collective in December attracted strong community interest.
Stay tuned to the Hotspots website for further details on upcoming workshops.