The Land & Biodiversity Plan 2023-2030 will set Council’s strategic direction for sustainable land management, the protection and enhancement of biodiversity and the protection of cultural heritage in Hume. In developing the draft Plan, Council has undertaken significant work to engage the community. This has included:
- Community review of Council’s rural land management programs over a twelve-month period via the Agricultural Land Use Rebate Review
- Review of Council’s Urban Biodiversity programs
- Consultation with Hume’s Sustainability Taskforce (community environmental advisory committee)
- Two online workshops with community members
- Consultation with Wurundjeri woi-wurrung traditional owners
- Workshops with Melbourne Water and Parks Victoria
- Workshops with internal Council staff.
What did we hear and how did we respond?
As a result of consultation, Council has:
- Introduced a new Local Law and penalties in relation to the control of noxious weeds
- Prioritised the health benefits of connecting with nature
- Planned for strengthening of cultural heritage protections, and
- Strengthened partnerships for the re-naturalisation of waterways including the Upper Moonee Ponds Creek.
How can I participate?
We’re asking the community for your thoughts on the themes, objectives and actions currently identified for inclusion in the new Plan. Consultation closes on Sunday 15 October 2023:
email the Team
phone the Team on 03 9205 2200
post to Hume City Council PO Box 119. Dallas VIC 3047