As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City of Busselton has worked with the community and other partners in developing a draft vision and management objectives for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet.
Agreeing on a vision and setting management objectives are an important first step when developing management plans as it sets the direction from which on-ground management actions will depend.
In April 2016, the city held community views sessions in Busselton and Dunsborough to elicit and understand the range of community concerns and ideas regarding the management of the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet.
The ‘open house’ style sessions were well attended and incorporated a range of information and input stations and workshop sessions.
Two community reference groups, one for the Lower Vasse River and one for Toby Inlet were set up to review this information and develop a draft vision and management objectives.
The City of Busselton is now inviting the community to review the draft vision and management objectives in a quick survey to ensure work to date is aligned with community’s expectations for the future management of Toby Inlet and the Lower Vasse River.
The online survey is open until 23 June 2017 and is available at yoursay.busselton.wa.gov.au/management-objectives-vasse-toby.
The draft objectives will be used as a guide when developing management strategies and actions.
Community members are also invited to come along and find out more about what has been happening in Toby Inlet as part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program.
People can hear more about cutting-edge water flow modelling work, on ground water quality improvement initiatives and how community feedback can shape the future management of Toby Inlet.
The public session will be held from 5.30pm to 7pm on June 22, at the Dunsborough and Districts Country Club.