Learn how to do your part to protect our native vegetation

Published on 23 March 2017

Mildura Rural City Council has released a series of flyers to help Sunraysia residents do their part to protect and enhance our natural areas.

The easy-to-read flyers cover three topics: native vegetation clearing on rural roadsides, native vegetation clearing on private land, and information on the Bushland Watch program.

The flyers provide simple steps residents can take to protect bushland areas as well as useful information on the benefits of protecting native vegetation.

They also cover the rules and regulations surrounding the clearing of land and roadside areas, and how to get approval in cases where native vegetation needs to be cleared.

Portfolio Councillor for Environmental Sustainability Anthony Cirillo said it was hoped that by providing the flyers as an educational resource it would encourage a collaborative government and community effort to combat native vegetation clearing and threats to our native bushland.

Targeted at both land managers and the broader community, the flyers are available at Council’s Deakin and Madden Avenue Service Centres, as well as by request by calling (03) 5018 8100.

Cr Cirillo urged anyone seeking more information about how to protect the region’s native vegetation to take advantage of this free resource.

“Each year we lose more of our native vegetation due to land clearing – to the point now where there is only about 20 per cent of native vegetation left on private land,” he said.

“These simple-to-read, clear and informative flyers are an easy way to keep informed, not only avoiding penalties for illegally clearing land, but ensuring residents do their part to protect our bushland areas.”

For more information contact Council’s Environmental Sustainability Biodiversity Officer on (03) 5018 8100.

 

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