Council is seeking input and feedback on its DRAFT Biodiversity Strategy 2017-2021.  We have had a lot of interest so far from the community, and those in the agricultural sector, regarding the draft Strategy. We want to capture as much feedback as possible from the community and businesses on the main focus areas outlined in the strategy, so we are extending the deadline for submissions to Thursday 21 December 2017.

We have also created an OurSay online forum to capture your ideas (click on the OurSay logo below to have your say). The Biodiversity Strategy introduces strategic areas of focus which will guide the work we do. Those areas have been added to the forum to give you an overview and to better enable you to give us your feedback. On the forum, you can support the strategic areas you would like to prioritise, comment on the strategic areas or submit a new idea. 

We will also be conducting a road show to gather more feedback (more info on this shortly) and don’t forget that we will also be hosting a community Workshop:

Thursday 07 December – 2pm to 4pm

Daylesford Senior Citizens Centre

To register your interest or for more information please contact Justin Fiddes, Manager Planning on 5348 2306 or email by Friday 1 December 2017.

You can also make a written submission on the Strategy until Thursday 21 December 2017.  Submissions can be made to or in writing to Manager Planning, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460.

We will consider all feedback in early 2018, with a view of finalising the document in the first quarter of 2018. Once the Biodiversity Strategy is adopted by Council, we will have the important task of delivering the key actions contained within it. We look forward to doing this in collaboration with the community and businesses who will have much to gain from these actions.

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