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Maroondah Vegetation Strategy 2020-2030

The Maroondah Vegetation Strategy 2020-2030 was formally adopted by Council in March 2020. This Strategy is a key platform for delivering on the Maroondah 2040 Community Vision for a clean, green and sustainable community.

The Strategy sets out priority actions and key directions in pursuit of three outcomes listed below. 

Priority actions and key directions

A more liveable Maroondah

More vegetation, especially an extensive canopy of trees connecting bush and urban environments, providing shade, cooling, pleasant and tranquil green spaces, water absorption, and habitat elements, that supports community health, wellbeing and childhood development by helping people connect with nature, avoid heat-related illnesses, reduce anxiety and stress, mitigate flooding risk, and engage in outdoor physical activity (walking/riding/playing).

More nature throughout Maroondah

More vegetation, in the form of a well-connected network of indigenous trees, shrubs and understorey plants providing a wide range of habitat elements such as the food, shelter, and opportunities to move through the landscape that indigenous flora and fauna in Maroondah need to flourish, and simultaneously create more opportunities for people to encounter and connect with nature close to where they live, work and play.

Council support

Council is supporting implementation of this Strategy with vegetation policy and direction that provides clarity of purpose, organisational arrangements that facilitate collaboration both internally and externally and measurable targets coupled with monitoring and reporting of progress that drive action. 

Strategy

Maroondah Vegetation Strategy 2020-2030  (pdf, 2MB)

Maroondah Vegetation Strategy 2020-2030  (docx, 2MB)  

Further information

For further information contact Council's Strategic Environment Planner on 1300 88 22 33. 

28/04/2020
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