Biodiversity Strategy

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The term ‘biodiversity’ refers to the variety of all living things on earth. It is this diversity, and the health of this diversity, that we humans are reliant on for the provision of food, fresh water, clean air and medicine. Biodiversity is also important to our well-being through beautiful natural areas for us to enjoy and use for recreation.


Biodiversity may be threatened by:

  • Vegetation clearing
  • Land use change
  • Habitat loss
  • Pest species – both plant and animal
  • Predation by feral and domestic animals
  • Climate change


Council acknowledges the significant importance of biodiversity to our community and the role local government has to play. As a result, the ‘Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanna’ (The Strategy) has been developed to strategically approach the challenge of preserving, protecting, and enhancing local biodiversity into the future.


Community engagement has helped inform The Strategy with more than 240 residents providing input and ideas through consultation activities. Key stakeholders, agencies and community groups were also consulted. Over the ten year life of The Strategy four main areas of focus have been identified:

  • Planning for Biodiversity
  • Strengthening our Natural Assets
  • Managing Biosecurity
  • Educating and Collaborating



The term ‘biodiversity’ refers to the variety of all living things on earth. It is this diversity, and the health of this diversity, that we humans are reliant on for the provision of food, fresh water, clean air and medicine. Biodiversity is also important to our well-being through beautiful natural areas for us to enjoy and use for recreation.


Biodiversity may be threatened by:

  • Vegetation clearing
  • Land use change
  • Habitat loss
  • Pest species – both plant and animal
  • Predation by feral and domestic animals
  • Climate change


Council acknowledges the significant importance of biodiversity to our community and the role local government has to play. As a result, the ‘Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanna’ (The Strategy) has been developed to strategically approach the challenge of preserving, protecting, and enhancing local biodiversity into the future.


Community engagement has helped inform The Strategy with more than 240 residents providing input and ideas through consultation activities. Key stakeholders, agencies and community groups were also consulted. Over the ten year life of The Strategy four main areas of focus have been identified:

  • Planning for Biodiversity
  • Strengthening our Natural Assets
  • Managing Biosecurity
  • Educating and Collaborating