ENVIRONMENT

Surf Coast Shire Council remains committed to preserving and enhancing the natural local environment. The Surf Coast Shire is an area of high environmental significance with spectacular physical features, including a large coastline and state and national parks, unique natural character and biological diversity.

As owner or manager of less than one per cent of land in the Surf Coast Shire, it is critical that Council works in partnership with the community and other agencies to oversee and protect the natural environment, particularly through the management of public open spaces and the supervision of planning controls. An important focus is managing invasive pests, plants and animals.

RESOURCES

Coastal Land and Beaches in the Surf Coast Shire

Injured Wildlife in the Surf Coast Shire

Local Plants in the Surf Coast Shire

Nature Reserves and Parks in the Surf Coast Shire

Pest Animals and Nuisance Native Animals in the Surf Coast Shire

Weeds in the Surf Coast Shire  

Protecting Victoria’s Biodiversity Strategy

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Nature Kits

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Mapshare Vic

Atlas of Living Australia

Museum Victoria’s Field Guide to Victorian Fauna

 

COMMUNITY AND COUNCIL INITIATIVES

Angair

Landcare Victoria  

Jan Juc Coast Action

Jan Juc Coast Action Nature Search

Otway Agroforestry Network

Surfrider Foundation – Surf Coast Branch

Torquay Coast Action