Caring for our environment

Do you have a significant amount of remnant vegetation on your property? If so, you may be eligible for environmental restoration assistance through the Shire’s Healthy Habitats program.

The Healthy Habitats program has been running since 2009 and is a partnership between the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Landcare SJ.

The program implements recommendations made by the Shire's Local Biodiversity Strategy by offering support to landholders with privately owned bushland including information and advice tailored to each property about how to best look after it.

There are currently close to 30 properties that are members of the program, representing 500ha of natural areas being actively look after by the landowners.

To find out more download the Healthy Habitats Brochure here.

Local Biodiversity Strategy Update Report 2019

The purpose of the Local Biodiversity Strategy – Update Report 2019 is to review the implementation of the Shire’s Local Biodiversity Strategy over the previous 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.

Following a period of public consultation, the Report was adopted by Council in December 2019.

Read the Local Biodiversity Strategy Update Report here.

Want more?

The Shire’s Local Biodiversity Strategy contains a number of proposals to protect and manage some of the remaining Local Natural Areas within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

The strategy was formally adopted by Council at the end of 2008.

You can download the documents below.

Biodiversity Strategy

Local Biodiversity Strategy - Update Report

Biodiversity Community

Biodiversity Agency

Healthy Habitats Brochure 

State of the Environment Report 2019