Consultation has now concluded, If you would like to speak to someone about this project please contact the officers in the who's listening section (bottom right). 

Biodiversity Strategy 2017-22

Council conducts a significant array of conservation activities each year. This includes weed management, pest animal control, ecological burning, educational events and re-vegetation works in partnership with volunteers and the community. These works are guided by Council’s Biodiversity Strategy. The Biodiversity Strategy 2017-22 which was endorsed by Council on 13 June 2017, provides the strategic direction to guide Council’s conservation management works whilst ensuring alignment with Council operations, particularly conservation, land use planning and open space planning.

We thank you for providing your comments and feedback during the consultation periods. The biodiversity strategy and supporting technical report are now available to view here or through the document library.

Further information on how you can get involved to help protect biodiversity within Hobsons Bay, can be found on our website.

Draft Biodiversity Strategy

Feedback and comment on our draft biodiversity strategy has now closed.


Hobsons Bay City Council is fortunate to have a natural environment rich in diversity. This includes rare and unique flora and fauna, the Ramsar listed Cheetham wetlands, major waterways, large coastal and marine areas, open spaces, wetlands and grasslands that provide important habitat to native plants and animals, including migratory birds, and are places of rich biodiversity.

The draft Biodiversity Strategy supports the protection and enhancement of the natural environment, water ways and coastline within Hobsons Bay. It provides the strategic direction to guide Council’s conservation management works whilst ensuring alignment with Council operations, particularly conservation, land use planning and open space planning.

This is Council’s first draft Biodiversity Strategy. It was developed in consultation with the community and key stakeholders. The strategy will be implemented via an action plan and an ongoing monitoring and evaluation process.

We now want your feedback. Have we got it right and is there anything missing?

To provide comment on the draft Biodiversity Strategy, you can use the survey or email sustainability@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Consultation closed on 29 April 2017.