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.
Conservation of biodiversity is important for a healthy environment that supports life, human well-being and economic sustainability within our municipality. Biodiversity provides us with fresh air, clean water and plant pollination - contributing to food security.
Frankston City's biodiversity is found on public and private land. We are working to link patches of habitat by creating wildlife linkages through the landscape.
Our biodiversity is subject to a wide number of threats including weeds, pest animals, vegetation removal and climate change. Protection and management of our native plants and animals is essential for the long-term health of our natural environment.
What you can do to help to help our local biodiversity
- Install nest boxes.
- Plant indigenous plants, including trees, shrubs and groundcovers.
- Leave large logs on the ground for habitat.
- Remove threats to biodiversity like weeds and litter
- Restrict access to sensitive areas to avoid damage to plants
- Retain large old trees on your property
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322