Working group members

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

The group is supported by its Partnership Facilitator - DELWP.

The working group members are:

  • West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (CMA)
  • East Gippsland CMA
  • Parks Victoria
  • DELWP forest fire regions
  • Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLAWAC)
  • Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland
  • Landcare network facilitators (2-5)
  • Trust for Nature
  • Conservation management networks
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) - strategic pest and weed management

Meeting schedule

The group is scheduled to meet on:

  • Thursday, 1 March 2018
  • Wednesday, 28 March 2018
  • 14-18 May 2018 (date TBC)

Priorities

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 will engage stakeholders within these priority landscapes/themes to develop projects that will most cost-effectively deliver improved biodiversity outcomes within those landscapes or themes. Those priority areas are shown below.

Map of priority areas

Many organisations and community groups involved in on-ground biodiversity projects or planning will be able to participate in collaborative project development or 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. Further information will be posted on this page.

If you wish to contribute ideas as part of collaborative project development, please do so by Thursday, 12 April 2018. Contact the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186 to be directed to your area lead, or email biodiversity.plan@delwp.vic.gov.au.