Our Natural Heritage Strategy guides how we manage Natural Heritage, including flora, fauna and geological features that have local, state and national significance.
What’s the Natural Heritage Strategy about?
The Natural Heritage Strategy 2015-2015 describes our plans to protect and enhance Darebin’s Natural Heritage assets over the next 10 years. It builds on the 2011 Natural Heritage Plan which was part of the development of a wider Heritage Study for planning purposes. It provides the status of land ownership and management across Darebin’s key natural heritage sites as well as planning controls, policies and management plans affecting Natural Heritage.
The Natural Heritage Strategy describes key issues affecting Natural Heritage. It also outlines over 60 actions to address these issues and meet our vision of Darebin as a place where natural heritage is valued and nurtured. We will work together with land managers and the wider community to achieve this vision.
Why are we doing a Natural Heritage Strategy?
We want to ensure that our natural heritage sites are recognised, valued and protected. Darebin has a wealth of natural heritage for a metropolitan Council including:
- 51 sites of local significance
- 24 sites of regional significance
- 2 sites of regional-state significance
- 34 sites of state significance
- 2 sites of regional-national significance; and
- 26 sites of national significance.
We want to protect and enhance these areas through our own practices and policies, through working with the community and other land owners.
What does the Natural Heritage Strategy include?
The Natural Heritage Strategy includes a range of actions across four main areas:
- Knowing about Natural Heritage.
- Caring for Natural Heritage.
- Working with land owners, managers and groups.
- Community engagement and education.
View the Darebin Natural Heritage Strategy 2015-25.
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