Community feedback invited on key Environmental Strategies

Published on Monday, 28 November 2022 at 1:29:58 PM

Two key environmental strategies that define the issues and threats facing the management of local watercourses and biodiversity within the Shire of Mundaring are now available for public comment. The Watercourse Hierarchy Strategy and Local Biodiversity Strategy are available to read and comment on via the Shire’s website, at the Shire’s administration building or libraries.

Shire President James Martin said both strategies were integral to delivering on the Shire’s vision of a ‘Place for Sustainable Living’. The Shire also recognises the importance of strong connections to natural areas managed by individual landowners and the State Government.

“The Local Biodiversity Strategy maps a pathway to tackle environmental threats and considers how we can celebrate and enhance our natural and cultural heritage,” he said


“A significant element of the Local Biodiversity Strategy is the Wildlife Corridor Network which connects important local nature reserves with larger regional and national parks.

“These connections across the landscape provide for the continued movement of wildlife to maintain diversity and re-colonise areas after fire, and also allow for pollination and seed dispersal to maintain plant diversity.”

The Water Course Hierarchy Strategy considers any naturally occurring rivers, streams or creeks, and artificial dams and aqueducts.

The shire has an extensive watercourse network totalling a length of 2307km. These watercourses sustain a range of cultural, social and economic values.

Land use and development pressures coupled with natural threats such as erosion and sedimentation mean this vital life source is under considerable threat.

Cr Martin said both strategies provide a framework and detailed actions to enhance and preserve the shire’s natural resources.

“An essential element of both plans is for the Shire to learn how it can better support landowners as important stakeholders and custodians of our natural assets and public comment and feedback is strongly encouraged,” he said

“The importance of the shire’s local conservation reserves recognises the significance of strong connections to natural areas managed by individual landowners and the State Government.”

Both strategies are available for public inspection and comment until Wednesday 25 January 2023. 

The strategies and feedback forms/online feedback options can be viewed on our website:  Consultation Detail - Key Draft Environmental Strategies » Shire of Mundaring

 Hard copies and written feedback forms are available at the following locations:

  • Shire of Mundaring Administration Centre (7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring)
  • Mundaring (Albert Facey Memorial Library, 1 Nichol Street, Mundaring)
  • Boya (Katharine Susannah Prichard Library 119 – 135 Scott Street, Helena Valley)

Written submissions can be provided via post or email:

Post to: Shire of Mundaring, 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring WA 6073




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