Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) have been established across New South Wales to ensure that regional communities have a say in how natural resources are managed in their catchments. There are thirteen CMAs who each work with farmers, Landcare and other ‘carer’ groups, Aboriginal communities, local government, industry and state agencies to respond to the key natural resource management issues facing their catchments.
Becky Hirst Consulting was engaged to provide community engagement training for representatives from a number of CMAs across New South Wales in Sydney during 2010.
During 2012, Becky Hirst delivered training in online community engagement tools and techniques to staff at the Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA in Inverell. The training was followed up by a day of strategic planning for online engagement with the communications team.