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Biodiversity Action Plan Consultation

The City of Greater Dandenong is committed to working with the community to protect biodiversity and build a resilient future for our city.

We are developing a Biodiversity Action Plan and want to know what our residents understand about the importance of biodiversity, and how we can work together to protect and enhance the natural environment in Greater Dandenong.

Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of all living things, including the different plants, animals and micro organisms, and the habitats and ecosystems they form.

Biodiversity actions are expected to focus on our local native flora and fauna however biodiversity outcomes can also be achieved in other areas like private and public gardens, through street tree planting and within our network of parks and gardens, including those set aside as bushland reserves.

Having a biodiverse environment is important to help create a healthy community. The healthier and more diverse each ecosystem or environment is, the more it can withstand the impacts of change.

After declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency at the start of 2020, Council is now looking to gain a better understanding of our biodiversity and how we can improve it for a better future for all.

Have Your Say

Share your views on helping create a strong, healthy and resilient environment.

How to Have Your Say

To share your ideas please complete the Biodiversity Action Plan survey below:

Have Your Say

If you would like further information on Biodiversity please sign up to our Growing Biodiversity enewsletter which you can do at the end of the questionnaire.

For those that do sign up and complete the questionnaire you will be entered into a draw to win a selection of native wildflower plants to the value of $50. There are five prizes to be won.

If you would like further information or provide further comment on the Biodiversity Action Plan can you please email operations@cgd.vic.gov.au with 'Biodiversity Action Plan' in the email subject heading.

Feedback is welcome until 5pm, Wednesday 16 December 2020.