Why is this Strategy important?

    The local community highly values the natural environment which is not surprising given the natural environment is at the heart of why so many people choose to live, work and visit the City.

    What does success look like?

    A cooperative approach between Council, the community, landholders and other agencies and partners to manage local biodiversity now and into the future;

    • Increase in the amount of effective habitat connectivity;
    • Increase in landowner involvement in local conservation programs;
    • Enhanced recognition of the importance of biodiversity across the City; and
    • Maintained and/or improved populations of native species.

    How is the City going to make a difference?

    The number one threat to biodiversity in the City is loss of vegetation and fragmentation of habitat, therefore we will work towards: 

    • an overall net gain in vegetation;
    • an emphasis on protecting and improving habitat connectivity;
    • sympathetic design for development of land within remnant vegetation; and
    • priority to be given to protection of endangered ecological communities and vegetated corridors.

    Mapping Feature: How do I access the Draft Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 mapping feature?

    To view the draft Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 mapping analysis results, download the LGmap desktop application following the instructions on the following link: https://walga.asn.au/Policy-Advice-and-Advocacy/Environment/LGmap (Under “Accessing LGmap” heading see options of Windows and Mac users). To login to the LBS project specific LGmap with the draft Local Biodiversity Strategy (LBS) layers, use the following login details:

    • Username: kalamundaLBSpub
    • Password: gumnut

    More information is available by reading Appendix G in the draft Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030. (See Documents Library)

    How can I provide feedback?

    The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to provide feedback by completing our Survey, or alternatively, written submissions can be submitted to the City via.

    Online (here): engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    By Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda, WA 6926.

    In Person: 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda WA 6076

    By Email: enquiries@Kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    Where can I get more information?

    For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999 (ask for our Parks and Environmental Services team). We will also keep you informed through website updates, by telephone or face to face conversations if that is your preferred method of communication. Please let us know.

    What will happen with the results?

    Following the public comment period, the Community feedback will be gathered and reviewed by the Environmental Planning Team.

    The results of the community survey and any proposals will be presented to Council for endorsement.

    Once endorsed the draft Local Biodiversity Strategy 2020-2030 will be published and will underpin how the City will manage biodiversity in the City for the next ten years.