We're committed to maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment and recognises the importance of supporting resilient ecosystems. These ecosystems should be connected by a network of biolinks (wildlife corridors) that provide benefits for the entire community, for present and future generations.
The Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) was adopted by Council in November 2021. It has been developed with a vision for a municipality where the community values and supports the conservation of local biodiversity, the ecosystems, biolinks and healthy waterways enhance the liveability of our municipality and foster strong community connections with nature over the next 15 years and beyond.
Through extensive community consultation and research, the BAP has developed 89 actions to be delivered over its 15 year lifespan to ensure Frankston’s biodiversity is protected and enhanced for current and future generations. The actions focus on:
- improving community connections with nature
- enhancing ecosystem health
- establishing wildlife corridors
- protecting flora and fauna and their habitats.
Its implementation will result in enhanced and resilient ecosystems and provision of multiple ecosystem services for our community. The BAP integrates with the other Council environmental, climate change and health and wellbeing policies, strategies and plans.
The Biodiversity Action Plan Technical Report provides a comprehensive review of the current state of biodiversity within the municipality and the evidence which informs the rationale for investment in the Action Plan.