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Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines
Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines

To assist Local Government to strategically plan for the retention, protection and management of Perth's biodiversity, PBP has prepared the 'Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines for the Perth Metropolitan Region'. The Guidelines were officially launched on the 29th June 2004 and provide Local Government with an understanding of the values of biodiversity in the Perth Metropolitan Region, and a methodology for preparing and implementing Local Biodiversity Strategies.

Local Governments can follow a four-phase local biodiversity planning process resulting in the preparation of a Local Biodiversity Strategy. This Strategy then guides the development of a local planning policy for biodiversity conservation; an action plan for managing biodiversity on Local Government land; a strategy to provide incentives for conservation on private land; and amendment of the local planning strategy and town planning scheme.

The whole document is over 300 pages long, so PDF files have been provided here for downloading sections of the Guidelines. Alternatively, hard copy versions of the Guidelines can be obtained from the Western Australian Local Government Association by completing an order form (see order form on list below). An addendum to Chapter 16 of the Guidelines was created in July 2007. This provides an update to Tables 17 to 25 in Chapter 16, and also includes new data, in Table A1, which compares Native Vegetation Extent in 2001 and 2005. The addendum is attached below. These Guidelines have been prepared as a working document, and the experiences gained by those using the Guidelines will be used to prepare updated editions. Comments and feedback are welcomed, and these will be considered immediately by the Perth Biodiversity Project to assist users of the Guidelines. To provide comment or feedback on the Guidelines, please email PBP using , pbp@walga.asn.au.

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1. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Promotional Brochure

The promotional brochure provides a brief overview of the Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines and the Local Biodiversity Planning Milestone Framework.

2. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Executive Summary
Executive Summary, Acknowledgements, Foreword, Acronyms, Introduction to using the Guidelines, Table of contents, List of tables and figures.
Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines Addendum to Chapter 16 (July 2007)
3. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Part A: Section 1-6

Part A provides important background information on the biodiversity of the Perth Metropolitan Region and defines the ecological criteria relevant for assessing the biodiversity values of Local Natural Areas. Part A also clarifies the roles and responsibilities of Local Governments for protecting and managing biodiversity as defined by key Australian, State, regional and local legislation and policy. It is important that Part A is read and understood before undertaking local biodiversity planning, as it provides the principles and criteria that underpin the processes outlined in Part B.

4. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Part B: Section 7-11

Part B of the Guidelines aims to guide Local Government through the four-phase local biodiversity planning process. This includes a scoping phase to initiate the process, the preparation of a discussion paper, the preparation of the Local Biodiversity Strategy and implementation of the Local Biodiversity Strategy.

5. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Part C: Section 12

Includes the original Natural Area Initial Assessment templates (updated version available from Julia Cullity, PBP Technical Officer) and supporting information. The templates compile information in a standard format on ecological values, current vegetation condition, threats and, where present, existing management infrastructure. A User's Guide is currently being prepared that will contain a photocopy version of the templates for use in the field as well as detailed information on how to use the templates.

6. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Part C: Section 13-15

Includes Local Government policy templates, a guide to the planning system, and potential protection mechanisms for locally significant natural areas.

7. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Part C: Section 16-18

Includes information and statistics, the science behind biodiversity conservation thresholds, and some helpful hints for involving the community.

8. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Part C: Section 19-22

Includes: Sample Local Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan, Checklist of local biodiversity planning activities, draft milestones framework for local biodiversity planning, cost estimates for local biodiversity planning, management activities and estimated cost ranges.

9. Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Appendices, Glossary & References

Appendices, glossary and references of the Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines for the Perth Metropolitan Region.

Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Figure 1

Native Vegetation Extent by Administrative Planning Category.

Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Figure 3

Natural Resource Management, Biogeographical, Administrative and Study Regions relevant to local biodiversity planning in the Perth Metropolitan Region.

Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Figure 4

Potentially Locally Significant Natural Areas for the Perth Metropolitan Region.

Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Figure 6

Draft Regional Ecological Linkages for the Perth Metropolitan Region.

Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines - Order Form

Order form for the Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines for the Perth Metropolitan Region.











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