Moreland has a remarkable diversity of indigenous flora and fauna as well as sites with remnant vegetation, especially along our creeks and waterways.

These sites provide critical habitat for many fauna species including reptiles, native birds and possums. They are also sites that are historically and culturally significant to Moreland, contributing to the character of our landscape and our sense of place.

It's important that natural environments in Moreland are protected, so over the coming months we'll be working with the community to prepare a Nature Plan. This Plan will guide Moreland's natural resource management over the next decade and beyond.

We'll be talking with the community about priority areas for protecting significant vegetation, restoring habitat corridors and ways to connect pockets of native vegetation across Moreland. We'll also be talking about how to work with residents and private landowners to enhance nature in urbanised environments.

How would you like to see the natural landscape improve in Moreland over the next 10 years?

We're interested to know what you think!

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9 December, 2019

abgemmell says:

“Trial replacement of all couch grass in a Moreland Park with indigenous ground covers”

9 December, 2019

abgemmell1530 says:

“Ensure the mature trees around Glenroy station are kept when the state government level crossing redevelopment happens. ”

9 December, 2019

abgemmell1530 says:

“Encourage developers to put green roofs on new developments. Even shallow rooted ground covers on roofs will help insulate the building. ”

8 December, 2019

Elaine says:

“Plant 1 new verge tree per address. All should be drought-tolerant & drawn from the pre-1750 EVC for the address. Prioritise habitat value.”

8 December, 2019

abgemmell1530 says:

“Get a City Ecologist and give her the same power and budget as the City Engineer. ”

8 December, 2019

Carmelina says:

“Save Gandolfo Gardens”

8 December, 2019

Elaine says:

“Let native grasses & shrubs retain their natural (non-pruned) form to provide vital habitat for insects, lizards and small birds”

8 December, 2019

Elaine says:

“Minimise use of outdoor lighting (incl festive decoration) so as not to disrupt the behaviour of nocturnal birds, insects & animals.”

7 December, 2019

abgemmell1530 says:

“Get VicTrack to plant native ground covers on all their land in Moreland to help native birds. VicTrack can still drive their vehicles on it”

7 December, 2019

abgemmell1530 says:

“Reduce rates for those residents with lots of properly maintained indigenous plants in their verges”

7 December, 2019

abgemm1530 says:

“All verges should have at least 1 native tree & at least 2 native shrubs suitable for the native birds that use Merri & Moonee Ponds Creek”

7 December, 2019

Miguel C says:

“Stricter protection of indigenous and native established trees on public land. ”