Boroondara Biodiversity Asset Management Plan

March 28th, 2012 | Posted in Recent Projects

Introduction
The Boroondara Biodiversity Asset Management Plan (AMP) was completed in January 2011 for the City of Boroondara. The document was instigated to address uncertainty of funding and the continuing expansion of biodiversity asssets. Critically, the AMP documented proposed biodiversity areas in addition to existing remnants, revegetation sites and corridors within the city. It therefore provided a key tool in financial and resource planning of biodiversity assets to ensure their future management. The report complemented Council’s existing biodiversity documents including biodiversity strategies, plans and indigenous flora and fauna inventories.

Part 1 provides an introduction to the document, including purpose, background information, methodology and explanatory information.

Part 2 provides site assessments that define the current and desired future extent of revegetation. Site assessments include condition ratings, site management and vegetation categories.

1.1 Condition Rating
A quality audit is conducted of each Biodiversity Asset Site to assess the current condition of indigenous vegetation.

1.2 Site Management
The maps show current site management indicated by boundary colour.

1.3 Vegetation Category
The tables indicate the vegetation category for each zone. Remnant, Revegetation or Restoration.

Part 3 contains the ten year plan and financial plan based on the final extent of revegetation and current environmental asset condition.