What did our community groups say?
We held a workshop at which we invited 119 community groups throughout the greater Wellington region to attend, to give us their thoughts on the direction of the GWRC Regional Pest Management Plan.
The outstanding theme from these workshops was a call for increased collaboration with community groups. There was demand for more sharing of data, knowledge and information to achieve effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of activity. This goes hand in hand with the call for increased promotion and awareness of what GWrc does in the region and who are the key contacts. Working with other councils to create a collective aspirational and visionary regional plan was another consideration raised.
In the wake of Predator Free 2050, there was a call for help in setting up community pest control programmes, enabling groups with ‘how to’/best practices and funding to ensure sustainability of groups.What do you think? Anything else to add?
The Plan has now launched - thanks for your input