last three decades has seen changing community values. Scientific
knowledge and cultural understanding have altered the way we perceive
and interact with our urban environment. It is now accepted that protecting
nature is important to our urban lives.
Local governments are well placed and have important role to play
in conservation and protection of our local environment along with
our plants and animals. Local government is also well placed to commit
resources and to implement strategies to achieve worthwhile outcomes
that both benefit the community and protects our natural heritage.
of Glen Eira covers a significant area of 38.4 square kilometres of
south eastern Melbourne. At the present time Glen Eira
Council's role on biodiversity lacks commitment and the understanding
needed to deliver the benefits that other local government areas provide
believes that Glen Eira City Council should be planning to reduce
the heat events and flooding events climate change is predicted to
bring. In many cases our public open space areas consist largely of
bare shadeless grassed areas. These areas have little value as quality
passive open public open space or have the capacity to provide cooling
in heat events, or provide protection for our local biodiversity.
Bare treeless areas should be landscaped with indigenous vegetation
to provide valuable habitat and provide quality open space areas that
residents could visit and enjoy.