Have your say on the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Pest Plant Management Strategy
We want your feedback
Have your say on what you think the environmental priorities are for Cardinia Shire. Your valuable feedback will help shape our Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Pest Plant Management Strategy.
About the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
The new Biodiversity Conservation Strategy will provide clear, long-term strategic direction to conserve biodiversity on both private and public land in Cardinia Shire, while working in partnership with the community.
Biodiversity is the variety of species of plants, animals and microorganisms, their genes, and the ecosystems they make up, often considered in relation to a particular area.
The strategy will work towards these 3 key goals:
- Building resilient plant and animal communities in healthy environments and waterways
- Fostering healthy community groups that actively value their environment
- Encouraging property owners to actively contribute to and support biodiversity
The strategy aims to:
- support all land managers to ensure our natural biodiversity is healthy, valued and actively cared for
- reduce the endangered status of our threatened species
- energise and empower our environmental community groups to ensure they are sustainable and their environmental expertise is valued and utilised
- work towards the sustainable development goals identified by the United Nations
- develop an action plan for future Council biodiversity initiatives and programs.
The strategy will identify the environmental principles and practises that we will work to, in accordance with the latest best practise.
The directions for future programs and projects will be informed from the outcomes of a detailed consultation process with government stakeholders and the community.
About the Pest Plant Management Strategy
We are also reviewing our Pest Plant Management Strategy (2012–2017)
The Pest Plant Management Strategy aims to reduce pest plant infestations across Cardinia Shire by implementing an action plan targeting community education and engagement, planning controls and enforcement, and on-ground works and monitoring.
How we will use your feedback
Once we receive your feedback and the strategies are drafted, we will place them on public exhibition for further feedback from you, before Council considers the strategies for adoption.
Give feedback online now
Other ways to give feedback
Community workshop number 1 on Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Community workshop number 2 on Wednesday 27 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Email or post
Send your written feedback to email@example.com
Biodiversity and Pest Plant Management Strategies
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 7
Pakenham VIC 3810
Drop your written feedback into our Customer Service Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer. (View our location in Google Maps)
Feedback closing date
5pm, 29 June 2018.