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 such as the Great Western Wildlife Corridor; and
- Map priority investment areas for biodiversity conservation, including private lands.
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).
The Green Web project commenced as part of the new native vegetation map project (internal link) for the Shire. It is due for completion in late 2018.
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, such as the Great Western Wildlife Corridor and the Illawarra Escarpment.
For more information
Ian Perkins, Natural Resource Projects Coordinator
Telephone: (02) 4868-0750