Residents encouraged to share ideas for new environmental policy

The community is invited to provide input into the development of a key Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) environmental policy termed the Green Infrastructure Strategy this month.

The community is invited to provide input into the development of a key Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) environmental policy termed the Green Infrastructure Strategy this month.

TRC Strategic Planning and Economic Development portfolio leader Cr Anne Glasheen said green infrastructure referred to a network of naturally occurring or built assets with a living component that delivered important benefits to people and places in both urban and rural environments.

“Green infrastructure delivers many benefits including contributing to health and wellbeing, driving social, economic and environmental sustainability, preserving landscape and cultural heritage and ensuring climate change resilience,” Cr Glasheen said.

“The Green Infrastructure Strategy will support the planning, development and integration of green infrastructure as an important environmental policy across the Toowoomba Region.

“The community can share ideas on green infrastructure by attending one of our community workshops in Millmerran, Clifton, Highfields and Toowoomba on May 19, 2018.

“Community members can also provide ideas on green infrastructure by completing a survey.”

Workshop registrations are via Council’s Your Say website (yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au/greenis) or by calling Council on 4688 8614. Registrations close on May 17.

The survey is available via Council’s Your Say website (yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au/greenis) and in hard copy from Customer Service Centres until May 23. Hard copy surveys must be received at Council by May 23.

Community feedback will be used to guide the development of the Green Infrastructure Strategy. The community will have opportunities to review and comment on the strategy from late 2018.

For more information on the Green Infrastructure Strategy, please visit yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au/greenis, call Council on 131 872 and quote the Green Infrastructure Strategy or email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au

 

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