Maroondah Vegetation Review


Have your say on the Issues and Options Paper.

Consultation on the Issues and Options Paper has now closed. Thankyou for your feedback.

Council has released an Issues and Options Paper as part of a comprehensive review of Maroondah’s vegetation, its values, and what is needed to ensure its benefits can be enjoyed by future generations.

The Issues and Options Paper together with six individual fact sheets are designed to engage the Maroondah community in the exploration of complex issues and their causes, the evidence base, and potential options for addressing these causes.

The future extent and condition of our


Have your say on the Issues and Options Paper.

Consultation on the Issues and Options Paper has now closed. Thankyou for your feedback.

Council has released an Issues and Options Paper as part of a comprehensive review of Maroondah’s vegetation, its values, and what is needed to ensure its benefits can be enjoyed by future generations.

The Issues and Options Paper together with six individual fact sheets are designed to engage the Maroondah community in the exploration of complex issues and their causes, the evidence base, and potential options for addressing these causes.

The future extent and condition of our vegetation and the many benefits it provides is influenced by factors such as climate change and urban growth, but also by the decisions and actions of many. Council, other public agencies, residents, property and business owners, developers, community groups, and others all can play important roles in protecting, improving, and restoring Maroondah’s vegetation through the choices they make.

This Issues and Options Paper presents options within Council’s sphere of influence, and invites community feedback on these options. The scope of this discussion is focussed on issues and options that affect Maroondah’s vegetation.

Your feedback on the Issues and Options paper will help inform the development a vegetation strategy with short, medium and long-term initiatives in areas such as practical vegetation management and conservation, policy and planning controls, advocacy, education and support to our community.

Participate in our 'mission imaginable' challenge.

Another way you can provide valuable feedback is by participating in our "Mission Imaginable challenge" This is where you get to prioritise options from the issues and options paper that are most important to you - Up for the challenge? Click the start challenge link on the right hand side of this page.

For further information on the Maroondah Vegetation Review:

  • A wrap up of our "Living Maroondah" symposium

    about 2 months ago
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    Over 130 Maroondah residents attended our "Living Maroondah" symposium on Saturday 16 February at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. The event aimed to stimulate interest in the Maroondah Vegetation Review and invite community feedback on the associated Issues and Options Paper.

    Throughout the day attendees received presentations from Bruce Pascoe on his evidence on agricultural practices and plants use by aboriginal people, Dr Sonia Nuttman who discussed the health benefits of vegetation, Professor Sarah Bekessy sharing what may be possible in terms of incorporating biodiversity into urban environments, and John Senior presenting on some leading examples from across the world.

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    Over 130 Maroondah residents attended our "Living Maroondah" symposium on Saturday 16 February at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. The event aimed to stimulate interest in the Maroondah Vegetation Review and invite community feedback on the associated Issues and Options Paper.

    Throughout the day attendees received presentations from Bruce Pascoe on his evidence on agricultural practices and plants use by aboriginal people, Dr Sonia Nuttman who discussed the health benefits of vegetation, Professor Sarah Bekessy sharing what may be possible in terms of incorporating biodiversity into urban environments, and John Senior presenting on some leading examples from across the world.

    (All of the Guest Speaker presentation slides are available in the Document Library on this page - please note that these are their presentation slides only, and we are unable to provide a copy of their accompanying commentary).

    In addition an expert panel featured three key experts who had been commissioned to provide specific studies for Maroondah - Dr Graeme Lorimer for biodiversity change, Joseph Kaspar for tree canopy cover change, and Claire Scott for planning controls review. The session was moderated by Maroondah City Council’s Manager Integrated Planning, Grant Meyer.

    During the event attendees had the opportunity to ask questions of the guest presenters and our panel of experts. Given the large volume of questions from the audience, and the time available, not all questions were able to be tabled. Although questions may have been directed to one or more presenters at the time, many were in effect directed to Maroondah Council. These questions have been collated and a response from Council is available in the "Living Maroondah - Your Questions answered" section of FAQ section on this webpage. The remaining questions have been passed on to the relevant presenter for their response, and many of these are also now available in the Document Library alongside copies of their presentation slides.

    We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who attended the event. Thanks also to our guest speakers and panel experts for sharing their insights, knowledge and experiences. Special thanks also to our MC for the day John Senior.

    And just a friendly reminder, if you haven't already done so, please provide us with your feedback on the Issues and Options paper. Your comments and ideas will help inform the next stage in the Vegetation Review, which is the development of our Vegetation Strategy.

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  • Draft Maroondah Vegetation Strategy

    4 months ago
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    The Vegetation Strategy will establish Maroondah’s vision for our vegetated future and Council’s approach to support this vision whilst meeting Maroondah’s growing housing and infrastructure needs.

    The strategy is expected to contain short, medium and long-term initiatives in areas as diverse as practical vegetation management and conservation, policy and planning controls, advocacy, education and support to community.

    It is anticipated the Draft Vegetation Strategy will be available for comment in July/August 2019.

    The Vegetation Strategy will establish Maroondah’s vision for our vegetated future and Council’s approach to support this vision whilst meeting Maroondah’s growing housing and infrastructure needs.

    The strategy is expected to contain short, medium and long-term initiatives in areas as diverse as practical vegetation management and conservation, policy and planning controls, advocacy, education and support to community.

    It is anticipated the Draft Vegetation Strategy will be available for comment in July/August 2019.

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