Wodonga Council
Regional Natural Environment Strategy - part two

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Regional Natural Environment Strategy - part two

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Regional Natural Environment Strategy - part two


The Regional Natural Environment Strategy is a collaborative project arising from the Two Cities One Community initiative. It has been prepared by Albury and Wodonga councils and is being presented for community feedback.

The project is about plants and animals and the places they live, like reserves, waterways and wetlands. It’s about everything from insects to birds, fungi to trees and rocks to rivers. This might mean bushland areas but the environment also exists in your local parks and gardens and in your own backyard. It is also about the things that might present a threat to the environment, like weeds and pests, or a changing climate (to name a few). 

Natural areas provide ecosystem services, such as trees, that help to regulate temperatures and insects that pollinate food crops. These services are vital for human health and wellbeing. The local natural environment also supports plants and animals that are at risk of extinction, like the squirrel glider or spider orchid. It is also important as a source of recreational opportunities and provides a strong cultural connection to place. 

So it is important to recognise the local natural environment and have a plan to ensure it remains healthy. 

The strategy and accompanying action plan aims to recognise and protect the local natural environment and the things the community values most about it. 

The strategy will influence how each council manages land – like parks and reserves - how each council uses policy and planning controls to protect and improve the environment and how we work with the community to address the issues they care about. 

The work has been informed by a detailed technical report.

August 24, 2020

The strategy was adopted by AlburyCity at is meeting on August 24, 2020.

The final document/s can be found in our Corporate Documents here.

June 29, 2020

This consultation is now closed for comment.

Thank you to all that participated.

May 30, 2020

AlburyCity and Wodonga Council each endorsed the draft strategy for public exhibition at their May council meetings.

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as '' and will be received up until . They can also be sent by:

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Life cycle
  • Open

    The exhibition period runs between Saturday, May 30, 2020 and Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Under review

    Budget submissions will be reviewed and a report prepared for councillors

  • Final report

    The final outcomes of the consultation have been finalised

  • Adoption

    The strategy has been adopted

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