Brimbank,
24
August
2018
|
02:15
Australia/Melbourne

Have your say on protecting biodiversity in Brimbank

Summary

Join Council in protecting existing biodiversity and the long-term survival of native species in Brimbank.

In 2012, Council adopted the first 10-year biodiversity strategy, with the goal of protecting, enhancing and connecting remaining native flora and fauna values that naturally occur within the municipality, whilst encouraging community involvement.

To ensure we continue achieving our vision, Council is calling on the community to provide feedback on a mid-term review of the Biodiversity Strategy 2012-2022 Draft Review.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said it is important we conserve and manage our natural habitats and improve the sustainability of Brimbank’s natural environment.

“As a responsive Council, we are taking steps to retain and protect remaining native flora and fauna values in Brimbank, whilst raising community awareness and interaction with the natural environment.

“Under this strategy, we’ve achieved significant improvements in protecting native vegetation and species through planning scheme changes, increasing the quality of grassland reserves through ecological burns and weed control measures.

“Council’s ongoing restoration programs also provide opportunities to connect communities with native flora and fauna in our conservation reserves.

“These are important steps in creating healthy environments, which are good for people and good for nature,” Cr Giudice said.

The draft strategy review is open for community consultation for four weeks from 24 August to 21 September.

The Biodiversity Strategy 2012-2022 Draft Review is available to view and provide feedback on our Have Your Say page and at Council’s customer service centres, libraries and neighbourhood houses or call 9249 4000.