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What is Green Web?


Green Web is an exciting new project which will:


  • Create a map of high environmental value lands across the Shire, including important wildlife corridors; and
  • Map priority investment areas for biodiversity conservation, including private lands.

Green Web is a collaboration between Wingecarribee Shire Councils Environment Levy (internal link) and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (external link).


Why is it Important?


Protecting and investing in the Green Web across the Shire is essential for the long term survival of the many beautiful native plant and animal species which share our home in the Southern Highlands - especially endangered species such as our koalas (internal link).

The Green Web will also help to ensure that our wildlife corridors connect with our neighbouring Councils and to the Great Eastern Ranges (external link) - the 3600 km long corridor stretching from western Victoria to Far North Queensland. Protecting and maintaining these connections are critical in helping native plants and animals cope with climate change (external link).

The Green Web project will help deliver the biodiversity conservation outcomes of Council's 2012-2017 Environment Strategy (internal link).


Timeframes


The Green Web project will commence in March 2016, following the creation of the new native vegetation map (internal link) for the Shire. It is due for completion in December 2016.

In the meantime, Council is working closely with our community (internal link) the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the members of the Great Eastern Ranges Southern Highlands Working Group (external link) to support the protection of important habitat and corridors.


For more information


Please contact:

Ian Perkins, Natural Resource Projects Coordinator

Telephone: (02) 4868-0750

Email: ian.perkins@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Last Updated: July 25th, 2016
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