Council recognises that Scenic Rim boasts a unique natural environment and is committed to proactively working to preserve and enhance it in partnership with the community. Biodiversity is crucial to the region as it contributes to the ecological balance that our important agricultural and tourism industries require to operate. In addition to being an important food bowl for the nation, the Scenic Rim’s native bushland, national parks and waterways represent the vital organs of the wider region. Council acknowledges the role of landholders, particularly primary producers, and the community as stewards of the local environment.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council Biodiversity Strategy 2015-2025 is a 10-year framework to inform Council planning and operational activities including the development and implementation of the Planning Scheme and policies. It will also assist Council decision making and community initiatives and drive a range of targets, strategies and actions that will deliver the corporate vision.