We’re planning for a more resilient and diverse natural environment. You can help by reviewing our goals for the next 4 years and letting us know what you think.
Our proposed goals and actions are detailed in the Draft Nature Strategy 2020–24, and a brief overview is provided in the feedback form below.
Have your say by Thursday 19 December 2019.
Or, come along and chat to us in person:
Wednesday 4 December
6pm to 7pm
Alphington Park, near the corner of View Street and Lucerne Crescent
Yarra’s natural treasures
We carried out a major study between 2014 and 2016 that helped us better understand Yarra’s plant and animal species.
We discovered that there are at least 430 plant species in Yarra (including 7 threatened species), and more than 200 of these are native to the area. At least 278 animal species (birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs and insects) rely on local habitats.
Yarra features a wonderful variety of ecological areas, from the wetlands in Alphington to the grassy woodland in Burnley Park and the shrub land in Halls Reserve. With its 12 species of freshwater fish (including 3 rare species), Dights Falls is a site of State significance.
Larger urban parks such as Edinburgh Gardens and Darling Gardens provide 'stepping stones' across the Yarra landscape between larger areas of habitat.
Our Draft Nature Strategy 2020–24 will help us protect and enhance these natural treasures.