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.

To better protect and enhance nature in the City, Council is developing a Nature Plan with a vision to support a more diverse, connected and resilient natural environment where native birds and animals thrive and where residents explore, value and connect with nature.

Following an initial consultation phase in late 2019, we’ve been working on a draft, identifying a number of ideas to manage the natural environment over next 4 years and beyond.

We’d love your feedback on the draft. A summary of the vision, themes and actions can be found in the consultation summary report or you can view the full Draft Nature Plan here. Hard copies can also be made available on request.

An online submission form is available below, but written submissions are also welcome and can be directed to:

In writing

Open Space Design and Development
Locked Bag 10

Community consultation will be open from 18 May - 26 June 2020, after which, it will be reviewed and a revised Nature Plan will be considered at the August 2020 Council meeting.