Working group members

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

The group is supported by its Partnership Facilitators - DELWP, and Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA).

The working group members are:

  • Bunurong Land Council
  • Wurundjeri Land Council
  • LGPro Biodiversity Planners Network (East) (x2)
  • Trust for Nature
  • Landcare - Nature West
  • Landcare - Bass Coast
  • PPWCMA (x3)
  • Victorian Environment Friends Network (VEFN)
  • Melbourne Water (x2)
  • Parks Vic
  • Wadawurrung
  • DELWP

Meeting schedule

The group is scheduled to meet on:

  • Friday, 9 March 2018
  • Wednesday, 18 April 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 Top 20% Cost-effective Actions Maps within the Strategic Management Prospects tool, together with other strategic 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 SMP Top 20% was used to identify location and action combinations for which projects were invited to be developed by local stakeholders

Working group members are working to involve 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

The opportunities for participation will be greatest for those organisations and community groups involved in on-ground biodiversity projects or planning that have a direct interest in one or more of the identified priority landscapes. The specific processes for engagement and project development are different within each priority landscape, and the timelines are tight (draft proposals are due by Thursday, 12 April 2018).

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