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Habitat Corridors Strategy

All Councils need to work to protect Victoria's native plants, animals and ecological communities - this includes:

  • retaining native vegetation
  • providing habitats for native plants and animals
  • controlling pest plants and animals.

The goal of the Habitat Corridors Strategy is to protect and enhance biodiversity within and beyond the City of Maroondah.

The strategy provides detailed guidance for Council when considering development applications, and gives guidance to local environment groups. 

What are habitat corridors?

Habitat corridors are connections across the landscape that link up areas of habitat. They support natural processes that occur in a healthy environment, including the movement of species to find resources, such as food and water.

Such corridors are a critical means of protecting and increasing habitat and biodiversity, particularly for fauna.

Developing corridors

The Habitat Corridors Strategy identifies 17 main habitat corridors through public and private land in the municipality, and it includes action plans to strengthen and develop existing or potential links throughout Maroondah and into adjoining municipalities.

Many local environment groups were consulted during production of the strategy. 

Habitat Corridors Strategy

Habitat Corridors Strategy  (pdf, 3MB)

The strategy is also available for viewing at Council service centres or printed copies can be purchased for $30. 

Further information

For more information or to obtain a copy, contact Planning & Sustainability on 1300 88 22 33. 

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