The natural environment is important to residents and a drawcard for visitors.
The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.
Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.
Urban growth, agricultural activities, and exotic/pest species have reduced indigenous biodiversity. It is important that the Council is proactive in working with the community to protect our unique landscapes and biodiversity.
We are working on initiatives to support landowners protect and enhance biodiversity on private land. We also have an environmental programme which helps to protect Council-owned land and promotes revegetation efforts.
Try planting indigenous plants in your garden which support native birds and biodiversity. Consider the impact of planting introduced species at home, as some can quickly spread to other areas. Volunteer for a conservation group or join a Council or community planting day(external link).