The Victorian Government is delivering on its election commitment to develop a new biodiversity strategy, Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036. Our natural environment makes Victoria a special place. However, Victoria's environment doesn't thrive on its own. We need a plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals, and improve our natural environment so it is healthy, valued and actively cared for.
Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036 is a long term plan to achieve this.
Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036 - Public-Consultation [PDF File - 24.8 MB]
Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036 - Public-Consultation (Accessible)
[MS Word Document - 1.2 MB]
Public consultation on the draft plan closed on 15 May 2016.
Thank you to everyone who commented on the draft biodiversity plan, Protecting Victoria's Environment -
A summary of submissions is now available to read by downloading from the link below.
Submission Summary Report - Biodiversity Plan [PDF File - 648.9 KB]
Individual submissions, for which consent to publish was granted, are also available to read by downloading from the links below.
Once we have considered all of the submissions, we will have a basis for how we can work together to ensure our natural environment is healthy, valued and actively cared for.
The final plan will give us a framework for how we can work together, and how we can create a better place for people to visit and for Victorians to call home.
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If you wish to contact the DELWP Biodiversity Plan team, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For an update on the Review of the Flora and Fauna
Guarantee Act 1988, please visit the consultation
page on Engage Victoria, and to find out the latest about the Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations, please visit the consultation page on