Green Web is an exciting project which:
- Maps high environmental value lands across the Shire, including important wildlife corridors such as the Great Western Wildlife Corridor; and
- Maps priority investment areas for biodiversity conservation, including private lands.
Green Web is a collaboration between Wingecarribee Shire Councils Environment Levy and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
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.
The Green Web will also help to ensure that our wildlife corridors connect with our neighbouring Councils and to the Great Eastern Ranges - 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.
The Green Web project will help deliver the biodiversity conservation outcomes of Council's 2012-2017 Environment Strategy.
The Green Web project commenced as part of the new native vegetation map project for the Shire. It is due for completion in late 2018.
In the meantime, Council is working closely with our community the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the members of the Great Eastern Ranges Southern Highlands Working Group to support the protection of important habitat and corridors, such as the Great Western Wildlife Corridor and the Illawarra Escarpment.