What are we doing to protect biodiversity?
The Shire undertakes a range of actions that support biodiversity conservation on the peninsula, including:
- Implementing the Shire's adopted Biodiversity Conservation Plan.
- Controlling environmental weeds and pest animals to protect biodiversity values in our bushland and foreshore reserves. Find out more on our biodiversity management programs page.
- Offering a Conservation Land Rate for resident's with eligible properties.
- Supporting the work of Friends groups, conservation groups and Landcare groups.
- Working cooperatively with other public land managers in the region including Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria and the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Management Authority.
- Stocking a great range of local native plants at the Shire Nursery, as well as providing advice on plants suitable for your property.
- Sharing knowledge through our State of Biodiversity Report for the Mornington Peninsula. You can read more about this report on our Biodiversity page.
- Enhancing knowledge through research and monitoring projects. Download the Mornington Peninsula Biodiversity: Survey and Research Highlights(PDF, 5MB) publication to find out more.
- Supporting citizen science projects.
- Providing a range of biodiversity-related guides.