Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

SWIFFT video conference 28 April

This is just a reminder about the SWIFFT video conference which begins at 9.45am for a 10am start on Thursday 28 April at DELWP Mair St Ballarat. Topics mostly have a local government focus.

Macedon Ranges Shire conservation initiatives – William Terry, Environmental Programs and Education Officer, Macedon Ranges Shire. Community expectations, conservation reserves management, threatened species projects, & community education.

Update on SWIFFT web site redevelopment & mapping portal. Rob Milne, Centre for eResearch & Digital Innovation (CeRDI), Federation University –  Australia. Incorporating LGA threatened flora & fauna species lists and projects.

A draft long-term plan for managing Victoria’s biodiversity  – “Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2036” – Adam Muir (DELWP) Adam will discuss the release of the draft biodiversity plan which aims to encourage more Victorians to value and protect nature by helping them connect with and enjoy their environment. It also aims to drive action from local businesses, government and people will help to stop the decline of our biodiversity through investment, improved decision making and planning, and through volunteer action.

Victoria’s LGA Biodiversity Planners Network – Amanda Dodd, Hume City Council & convener Biodiversity Planners Network (western) Implementing biodiversity legislation and policies with the aim of assisting in the protection and enhancement of natural values within their municipality and the State.

 Open Discussion Session (11.15 -12.00)
This will be an open discussion and question segment chaired by Vanessa Craigie from Melbourne.

 Video conference venues: You are welcome to attend and participate in the SWIFFT VC – for locations see web site

Presentations from the event are made available a week or so after the event on the SWIFFT website

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