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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

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Key Biodiversity Outcomes

Creek frog. Photo: K McDonaldThe key outcomes for biodiversity conservation at the local government level were derived by the National Local Government Biodiversity Education Steering Committee, a group of individuals with specific strengths in both local government and biodiversity conservation. These outcomes aim to provide common goals for local government across Australia, and are deliberately broad and non-prescriptive to give local Councils the latitude to take innovative local action.

Specific direction on how to achieve each key outcome is given in the form of examples. Alternatively, download the Local Biodiversity Action Plan to view recommended or suggested actions.

Please Note: Some documents below are in PDF format. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files.


Key Outcome 1: Council and maps identifies conservation priorities in its local government areas (LGAs).

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Key Outcome 2: Council's infrastructure planning, development and operations have minimal impact on biodiversity values.

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Key Outcome 3: Local communities are supported and engaged by Council as part of a biodiversity conservation partnership.

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Key Outcome 4: Council's local planning schemes, development assessment processes and by-laws powers are implemented to conserve and enhance biodiversity conservation values.

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Key Outcome 5: Council engages in regional partnerships to share ideas and resources to conserve and enhance biodiversity.

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Key Outcome 6: Land and water under Council's control is managed appropriately to conserve biodiversity.

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Key Outcome 7: Council's rating and planning schemes, and revenues provide an incentive and do not discourage landholders from undertaking biodiversity conservation on private land.

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Key Outcome 8 : Council embraces a culture for continual improvement in biodiversity conservation.

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