The Environmental Management Division (EMD) currently has a ‘Native and Endemic Plant Collection, Propagation and Distribution Policy’ paper out for public consultation.
The policy and supporting documents can be viewed at the EMD offices at Essex House and are also available on the SHG website at: (
The public are reminded that consultation meetings will be held for interested persons to learn more, ask questions and provide feedback regarding the policy. Issues involved include the collection of endemics or native seed and the propagation and distribution of endemic and native species for restoration or commercial purposes.
The meetings are scheduled to take place on:
• Monday 6 January 2014 at the Longwood Community Centre from 7.30 – 8.30pm
• Wednesday 8 January at the Kingshurst Community Centre from 7.30 – 8.30pm
The public consultation phase ends on Friday 17 January 2014. Any feedback submitted by then will be used to revise the policy, which will then be presented to the Environment & Natural Resources Committee for their final endorsement.
For more information please contact Shayla Ellick, Species Conservation & Environmental Research Officer at EMD on telephone number 22270, or email
6 January 2014

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