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Consultation on Victorian Government Biodiversity Strategy

By Esther Abram (AEGN)

The Victorian Government’s draft biodiversity plan, Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2036, is now available for public consultation.

Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2036 is a long-term plan, and coupled with the Review of the native vegetation clearing regulation reforms and review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, designed to ensure that Victorians can continue to enjoy the benefits of healthy biodiversity.

The five key themes of the draft plan are:

  1. A healthy environment for healthy Victorians
  2. Linking our society and economy to the environment
  3. Investing together to protect our environment
  4. Better, smarter management of our biodiversity
  5. Biodiversity leadership across government

The Victorian Government has worked with key groups to develop this draft plan, and is now seeking your input and ideas for how we can achieve a healthy, valued and actively cared-for environment.

Community consultation will close on 15 May 2016.  Your feedback will inform the final plan, to be released in about August-September 2016.

You can get involved in the conversation on Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2036, and learn more about the FFG Act and Native Vegetation reviews here.

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A special AEGN member consultation has been organised for Thursday 28 April from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, where representatives of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will present on the strategy, as well as giving our members the opportunity to have input.

Venue: Telstra Conference Centre – 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC

Registration: Please email heidi@aegn.org.au if you are interested in attending