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Draft Biodiversity Strategy 2019-2029

Residents are invited to make submissions on Council's draft Biodiversity Strategy 2019-2029.

We are developing our first Biodiversity Strategy which will provide directions to improve the management and protection of biodiversity across the municipality. Valued natural landscapes and biodiversity is identified as a key direction in the Whittlesea 2040 vision and the draft strategy builds upon that theme with its overarching goal to protect and improve local biodiversity.

To achieve this goal, the Draft Biodiversity Strategy 2019-2029 sets out six broad objectives, to:

  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of local biodiversity
  • Strengthen the Planning Scheme to achieve better biodiversity outcomes
  • Support rural landowners to protect and improve biodiversity on private land
  • Encourage awareness and participation in urban biodiversity and improvement
  • Manage Council land to reduce threats and improve habitat quality
  • Collaborate with other land management agencies.

In implementing this strategy, the Council will be committing to working with community and other agencies to ensure that our natural values are there for future generations.

The pubic are invited to make submissions on the draft strategy until Friday 26 April 2019.

See the draft strategy through the links below.

Have your say

Contact Mark Williams on 9217 2471 or email sustainability.planning@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.