BiodiverCity – delivering environmental sustainability

17 February 2021 5:30 PM

The City of Kalamunda has released its Draft Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 for public comment. This draft Strategy is intended to replace the existing Local Biodiversity Strategy 2008 recognising that key elements of the strategy have significantly changed since it was originally developed.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “The Strategy proposes five key focus areas, with actions that aim to increase the protection status of priority natural areas - including on Local Government managed or owned lands, and on private land.”

“Biodiversity is essential, both in its own right and because it contributes to healthy soil, waterways and clean air, all which directly and indirectly benefit us; not to mention the future of our agriculture, forestry and tourism industries; and the associated local job opportunities.”

“The 2020-2030 Local Biodiversity Strategy will underpin how we will manage biodiversity in the City for the next ten years.; and we now invite the community to tell us if they think we have covered everything we need to, including climate change.”

“Biodiversity conservation depends on a whole-of community approach,” Cr Thomas said ”and one way individuals can make a huge difference is to learn about our local species and by volunteering with one of our many environmental groups.”

The overarching vision of the Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 is that ‘the City of Kalamunda and its community will protect, manage and value the local biodiversity to ensure lasting legacy for future generations.’

For more information on the revised Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 and to complete a survey, or supply a written submission visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/LBS-2020-30 or contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

Comments close on Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5.00pm

The City is committed to delivering environmental sustainability and maintaining the integrity of the natural environment.

© City of Kalamunda 2021