Find out how we support biodiversity and work to protect and enhance our natural environment.

Protecting and maintaining our natural environment

Our city is fortunate to include a wonderfully vibrant and richly diverse natural environment, a sanctuary for a variety of animals and plants including endangered species. Sadly, the growing challenges posed by a growing population, urban development, pest animals, weeds and climate change threaten its ecological sustainability.

Protecting our environment and biodiversity is a shared responsibility and together with the support of our partners and community, we are actively working to preserve and enhance our city’s natural resources to ensure they will survive and thrive for generations to come.

Protect, Preserve, Enhance

With a designated Green Wedge area and one of the largest networks of open spaces in metropolitan Melbourne, our ongoing efforts to protect and support our natural environment are achieved by building and sharing our knowledge of innovative ways to sustainably care for our environment, and by encouraging a stronger connection between our community and nature.  We do this by supporting a response to climate and energy sustainability issues, improving how we accommodate and integrate our natural environment alongside our built environment, using environmental best practice in the care and maintenance of our open spaces, and through a range of environmental initiatives, resident support programs and community stewardship. 

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