The development of a Living Corridor Action Plan was an important step in the creation of a linked, integrated network of natural habitats along waterways to the east of Ballarat. Jen developed the Engagement Plan for the project in 2019, for the City of Ballarat.
An essential part of the action plan’s development was the inclusion of local knowledge and aspirations; a Community Working Group (CWG) was therefore a key component of the Engagement Plan.
The CWG comprised a range of stakeholder interests including Landcare, Parks Victoria, CFA, and DELWP. Jen facilitated two CWG meetings in December 2019 and February 2020. These meetings enabled Council and consultants Biosis to understand local issues and opportunities and to develop locally agreed priority actions for the plan.