Draft Biodiversity Policy

The Biodiversity Policy establishes a vision and provides a framework for supporting healthy and resilient ecosystems connected by a network of biolinks (wildlife corridors) that provide benefits for the entire community both for present and future generations.

What is Biodiversity 

Biodiversity is the variety of life in an area including the animals, plants and micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Biodiversity provides us with fresh air, clean water and plant pollination, which contributes to food security.

Frankston’s biodiversity assets include indigenous vegetation and fauna, canopy trees, waterways, wetlands and coastal environments all contributing significantly to the City’s character and central to making our municipality a diverse, livable and sustainable City.  Yet these priceless assets are under constant pressure from a number of impacts including development, pest plants and animals; land, water and air pollutants; littering; inappropriate land management and climate change.

Aims of this Policy

Council has a key role to play in biodiversity conservation and Frankston City’s Biodiversity Policy sets out seven principles governing how  Council will protect and enhance its biodiversity assets for the benefit of the entire community as well as advocate for protection of environmental values from external threats.

The policy will be incorporated into the key decision making processes of all areas within Council and will be complementary to Council’s adopted “Urban Forest Policy”. Council will develop a range of tools to assist in the understanding of the values of Frankston’s natural environment as well as a detailed, practical “Biodiversity Action Plan” which will be the on-ground blueprint for achieving the vision of this Policy.

Hard copies of the Draft Biodiversity Policy is available at the Frankston Civic Centre, the Langwarrin Customer Service Centre and the Seaford Customer Service Centre.

How to Provide Feedback

Written submissions can be forwarded to Council by the following means:

Online Form: Make the topic 'Draft Biodiversity Policy' 

Email: Make the topic 'Draft Biodiversity Policy'  

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Draft Biodiversity Policy
Frankston City Council
Planning and Environment Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 29 December 2017.

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Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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