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Conservation and Environmental Strategies

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Conservation and Environmental Strategies

The City of Canning has implemented a number of Conservation and Environment Strategies.

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Urban Forest Strategy

The City of Canning's award-winning Urban Forest Strategy (PDF 28MB) is an ambitious plan to increase the City's urban canopy cover by 22.3% over the next 20 years.

Environmental Management Strategy

Working to achieve better environmental management outcomes, the Environment Management Strategy provides a framework to help inform and develop plans. The goals of the strategy are:

  • Protecting, preserving and promoting our natural places, flora and fauna.
  • Sustainably managing resources.
  • A sustainable and environmentally aware community.

The key considerations are:

  • Climate change
    Understand and address potential outcomes of climate change and facilitate the development of a resilient City.
  • Natural areas
    Maintain, enhance and restore natural areas and protect biodiversity values.
  • Water
    Protect and enhance waterways, wetlands and the groundwater and ensure sustainable use and management of water resources.
  • Heritage
    Protection of the significant environmental and cultural values of the Canning River together with the region’s traditional owners.
  • Built environment
    Deliver built form outcomes that optimise energy, water and waste resource use of places and spaces over their whole-of-life.

Local Biodiversity Strategy

At its Ordinary Council Meeting 19 June 2018, Council endorsed the Local Biodiversity Strategy 2018.

The strategy outlines a 20-year action plan for the protection and strategic management of natural areas in the City. The actions include:

  • Improved provisions for biodiversity in the City’s local planning framework and their application in future land use decisions.
  • Development of a Strategic Local Reserve Management Plan.
  • Development of a plan for restoration of natural areas in the City.
  • Development of an incentive package to encourage vegetation retention and increased use of local plants in landscaping by developers and private landholders.
  • Continued support to community volunteers engaged in bushland restoration activities.
  • Mainstreaming consideration of biodiversity within all City programs and adopting a communications strategy that engages all government and community stakeholders.

Water Management Strategy

The City's Water Management Strategy provides a framework for the achievement of better water management outcomes. The strategy has the following objectives:

  • Recognise the ecological, social and cultural importance of water.
  • Respond to the needs of the environment and community in a changing climate.
  • Educate and inform the community to build understanding and support for change.
  • Promote innovative and visionary approaches to water management.
  • Protect and restore the water quality, hydrological and ecological function of wetlands, waterways and groundwater systems.
  • Reduce water use overall and promote the fit-for purpose use of all available water resources.
  • Deliver functional and sustainable public open spaces.

These objectives have been developed in response to key water-related issues which fall into five core themes for water management:

  1. Planning for a future population
    • Planning and land use
    • Community facilities
    • Infrastructure
  2. Catchment management
    • Topography and soil
    • Surface water
    • Water quality
  3. Water availability and efficiency
    • Surface water
    • Ground water
  4. Preparing for a future climate
    • Current climate
    • Future climate
  5. Djarlgarra – the Canning River, a place of abundance
    • Biodiversity
    • Heritage

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