Armidale Regional Council is excited to support a
series of workshops being organised by Southern New England Landcare and
Sustainable Living Armidale to prompt people to think about whether their rural
lifestyle block is ready for future climate related weather events.
CEO of Southern New England Landcare Karen Zirkler said the free
workshops will centre around people’s previous experiences with natural
disasters such as such as drought, fire or flood and what lessons were learned
from these events.
“As a community we are likely to benefit from more resilient food
production, homes and natural environments if we have the sometimes difficult
conversations about what changes are needed,” said Ms Zirkler.
“By helping folks share their ideas and experiences, these workshops
will highlight what can be done, and help others see what might be possible for
them in their particular situation.”
Issues such as selecting the right species of trees for the land and the
changing ecology, and installing additional water tanks are just some examples
of what the workshops will suggest for those needing to prepare their
Council’s General Manager James Roncon said they will be a great
opportunity for landholders right across the region.
“After a tough few years of drought and bushfires, Council is happy to
support these workshops as they will help people share their experiences and
ensure everyone is as prepared as possible for future weather events,” said Mr
“We live in an area that is prone to a range of natural disasters, so
it’s important the community is educated about these matters.”
The first workshop was held on April 17 in Guyra, with the next two
scheduled for Saturday 1 May and Saturday 8 May. A final presentation and forum
will be held on Thursday 20 May.
The workshops are being coordinated by Southern New England Landcare
Ltd. in partnership with Sustainable Living Armidale Inc. and are funded by
Armidale Regional Council.
More information can be found here or by
contacting Annette Kilarr at email@example.com or calling 6772
See below for a list of times and locations:
Dumaresq/Invergowrie: 2pm, 1 May, Armidale City Bowling Club
· All rural residents: 2pm, 8 May, Armidale City Bowling Club
A final presentation and forum will be held 5.30pm, 20 May at Armidale
City Bowling Club.
Published on 28 Apr 2021