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Local Biodiversity Strategy Update Report 2019

Public Comment.

Closed: 15 November 2019 11:59pm

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The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is pleased to announce the development of an Update Report on the Shire’s Local Biodiversity Strategy, which was adopted in 2008.

The purpose of the Local Biodiversity Strategy – Update Report 2019 is to review the implementation of the Shire’s Local Biodiversity Strategy over the last ten years, and to propose a revised set of goals, targets and actions for the next ten years.

The update is provided as a report rather than a revision of the entire Strategy, as the information provided in the Strategy is still current, with the exception of the remnant vegetation statistics. To continue implementation of the Strategy, it is only necessary to report on and update the remnant vegetation statistics, and the goals, targets and actions. The 2008 Strategy should be consulted for additional information to supplement the brief contents of the Update Report.

In 2006, the Shire committed to preparing a Local Biodiversity Strategy to protect local areas of bushland, wetlands and vegetated waterways, especially where they have significant ecological features. The Strategy was developed in accordance with guidelines produced by the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) and the associated Perth Biodiversity Project (PBP).

The major driver for the preparation of the Strategy was community concern that existing environmental laws were often not being enforced and natural areas were being cleared and damaged as a result. Many of these laws are enforced by the State government according to state and regional priorities, and often do not address local concerns. The intent of the Strategy was to set local priorities and laws that could be enforced through the Local Planning Scheme.

Read the Local Biodiversity Strategy Update Report here.

Read the original 2008 Strategy here.

Provide Your Feedback

The Shire is committed to engaging with the community and stakeholders to gain their feedback on the Local Biodiversity Strategy Update Report.

Submissions on the Report can be lodged in writing on the submission form available here , by  , by mail or in person to 6 Paterson Street, Mundijong by the closing period of Friday 15 November 2019. For enquiries regarding the Report, please contact the Shire on 08 9526 1111 or info@sjshire.wa.gov.au.