Biodiversity Strategy Review 2019/24

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Thank you to everyone who has provided their feedback on the draft Biodiversity Strategy, the final Strategy is now endorsed and available from the documents library on the left of this page.

Background context:

Council has developed a new Biodiversity Strategy for 2019-2024.

The Strategy is structured in three parts:

  • Strategic Framework for the Adelaide Hills Council region (2019-2024) - a 5-year strategic plan for the region (Available to Download from Documents Library).
  • Implementation Plan - outlines Council investment in biodiversity management and other funding sources, responsibility and monitoring and evaluation to track and assess the success of the Strategy.
  • Technical document - Biodiversity of the Adelaide Hills Council - contains the reference material including biodiversity values and assets, management issues / threats to biodiversity within the region.

History of the project

In 2010, Council’s Strategic Management Plan identified the development of a Biodiversity Strategy as a priority goal. This Strategy was developed to guide how Council responds to the known threats to biodiversity in our region and manages land under its care and control. It details the short, medium, and long term objectives, strategies and actions Council needs to achieve the following:

  • conserve and improve local biodiversity, through including weed management, habitat conservation and expansion
  • improving knowledge about how we can best manage our local biodiversity
  • supporting community in their activities to protect and support biodiversity.

By engaging with local community conservation groups, Council staff, Elected Members, industry professionals, Government and non-Government agencies, a set of meaningful and coordinated actions were developed based on local knowledge and capacity, the outcomes of which are being monitored both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Thank you to everyone who has provided their feedback on the draft Biodiversity Strategy, the final Strategy is now endorsed and available from the documents library on the left of this page.

Background context:

Council has developed a new Biodiversity Strategy for 2019-2024.

The Strategy is structured in three parts:

  • Strategic Framework for the Adelaide Hills Council region (2019-2024) - a 5-year strategic plan for the region (Available to Download from Documents Library).
  • Implementation Plan - outlines Council investment in biodiversity management and other funding sources, responsibility and monitoring and evaluation to track and assess the success of the Strategy.
  • Technical document - Biodiversity of the Adelaide Hills Council - contains the reference material including biodiversity values and assets, management issues / threats to biodiversity within the region.

History of the project

In 2010, Council’s Strategic Management Plan identified the development of a Biodiversity Strategy as a priority goal. This Strategy was developed to guide how Council responds to the known threats to biodiversity in our region and manages land under its care and control. It details the short, medium, and long term objectives, strategies and actions Council needs to achieve the following:

  • conserve and improve local biodiversity, through including weed management, habitat conservation and expansion
  • improving knowledge about how we can best manage our local biodiversity
  • supporting community in their activities to protect and support biodiversity.

By engaging with local community conservation groups, Council staff, Elected Members, industry professionals, Government and non-Government agencies, a set of meaningful and coordinated actions were developed based on local knowledge and capacity, the outcomes of which are being monitored both qualitatively and quantitatively.