Public Exhibition: Draft Biodiversity Strategy

Consultation has concluded

The draft Biodiversity Strategy is the first single strategy that combines the progress of the two former Councils in conservation planning and presents a scientifically-robust roadmap for the future of the biodiversity of the Central Coast.

The draft Strategy highlights the roles that Council has to support biodiversity: as a land use planning authority, a community leader, and a major landholder and land manager.

Council appreciates the critical importance of biodiversity to its area, and to its community. Alarmingly, many species are declining in numbers and some are facing extinction in our own patch. Council currently manages over 6,000 ha of land in the Central Coast local government area primarily for its natural values, and the goal is to increase this in the future.

This draft Strategy outlines Council’s administrative and policy framework for responding to the actions identified to progress and implement on-ground change. It also guides Council’s own actions and informs the actions of the community and a wide range of other organisations who together will shape the future of the Central Coast.

Community consultation

We've heard your concerns that conserving the unique flora and fauna of our region is a high priority for residents. With this strategy we aim to take the necessary steps to protect our precious environment into the future.

From 12 September to 11 November 2019, the draft Biodiversity Strategy was placed on public exhibition online, and hard copies were exhibited at Council’s Wyong and Gosford offices.

Additionally, Council staff were available to answer any questions regarding the draft Strategy at our two community drop-in sessions:

The draft Biodiversity Strategy is the first single strategy that combines the progress of the two former Councils in conservation planning and presents a scientifically-robust roadmap for the future of the biodiversity of the Central Coast.

The draft Strategy highlights the roles that Council has to support biodiversity: as a land use planning authority, a community leader, and a major landholder and land manager.

Council appreciates the critical importance of biodiversity to its area, and to its community. Alarmingly, many species are declining in numbers and some are facing extinction in our own patch. Council currently manages over 6,000 ha of land in the Central Coast local government area primarily for its natural values, and the goal is to increase this in the future.

This draft Strategy outlines Council’s administrative and policy framework for responding to the actions identified to progress and implement on-ground change. It also guides Council’s own actions and informs the actions of the community and a wide range of other organisations who together will shape the future of the Central Coast.

Community consultation

We've heard your concerns that conserving the unique flora and fauna of our region is a high priority for residents. With this strategy we aim to take the necessary steps to protect our precious environment into the future.

From 12 September to 11 November 2019, the draft Biodiversity Strategy was placed on public exhibition online, and hard copies were exhibited at Council’s Wyong and Gosford offices.

Additionally, Council staff were available to answer any questions regarding the draft Strategy at our two community drop-in sessions:

Online submission for Biodiversity Strategy

Consultation has concluded