Biodiversity Management Plan
WHY DO WE NEED A BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PLAN?
Local government is increasingly being asked by the community and required by law to take a greater role in the management, protection and enhancement of the natural environment. A local Biodiversity Management Plan aims to help ensure that local ecosystems, species and genes survive in their natural habitat, so that the local ecosystem services can continue to provide their environmental benefits.
Whilst there is a range of Federal and State legislation that needs to be considered, Liverpool City Council has a particular charter as set out in the NSW Local Government Act 1993 to address biodiversity conservation. Section 8 of the Act details this charter:
"To properly manage, develop, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the environment of the area for which it is responsible, in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development."
This Plan provides Liverpool City Council with a strategic and practical approach to undertaking its roles and ensures responsibility for the protection, enhancement and conservation of the area's natural values, whilst ensuring compliance with the Federal and State legislation.