An initial task of the Working Group was to identify priority landscapes or themes within the area, which will form the basis of BRP projects.  This process utilised the 40% Cost Effective Actions Maps within the Strategic Management Prospects tool, together with other strategic plans (e.g. Conservation Action Plans), knowledge of existing project footprints and activity (e.g. Biodiversity On-Ground Action, Landcare, Weeds and Pests on Public Land) along with the collective expertise of the Working Group members.  

The Working Group has been engaging stakeholders within these priority landscapes/themes to develop projects that most cost-effectively deliver improved biodiversity outcomes within those landscapes or themes. Those priority landscapes are shown below.

Map of priority areas

The table below explains the priority actions to guide project development within each landscape.

Area

Landscape

Action

1

Grampians and surrounds

Manage threats including weeds (Sallow Wattle), goats, deer and rabbits. Specific needs actions may include hydrological modification.

2

Glenelg North

Manage threats including weeds (Pine wildings), deer, goats, pigs, feral cats and foxes. Specific needs actions may include hydrological modification.

3

Glenelg South

Manage threats including woody weeds, feral cats, foxes, pigs, goats. Specific needs actions may include stringybark woodland restoration.

The working group is chaired by its Area Lead - DELWP.

The group is supported by its Partnership Facilitator - DELWP.

The working group members are:

  • Nature Glenelg Trust
  • Trust for Nature
  • Red Tailed Black Cockatoo Recovery Team
  • DELWP Forest Fire Operations
  • DELWP Natural Environment programs
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority
  • Parks Victoria
  • Glenelg Shire
  • Southern Grampians Shire
  • Gunditj Mirring Aboriginal Corporation
  • Green Triangle

The group is scheduled to meet on:

  • Tuesday, 6 March 2018
  • Friday, 13 April 2018
  • 21-25 May 2018 (date TBC)

Opportunities for participation

Many organisations and community groups involved in on-ground biodiversity projects or planning have been able to participate in collaborative project development or will contribute to project delivery. The specific processes for engagement and project development are different within each area and are guided by the BRP working group.

A formal Expression of Interest process was run in the Glenelg/Grampians area. That process closed on Friday, 6 April 2018.

For further information, contact the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186 to be directed to your area lead, or email biodiversity.plan@delwp.vic.gov.au.