City of Wanneroo releases draft Local Environmental Strategy for public comment

Yellagonga Regional Park. Picture: Bruce Hunt.
Yellagonga Regional Park. Picture: Bruce Hunt.

THE City of Wanneroo is seeking public comment about its draft Local Environmental Strategy following endorsement at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the draft strategy outlined the City’s overall approach to protecting and managing key environmental resources and natural treasures throughout the City.

“The City has many special and unique environmental assets including 32km of coastline; nature reserves; wetlands; a diverse bushland habitat and underground water resources,” she said.

“These environmental qualities are highly valued by the community and the Local Environment Strategy will allow us to preserve our wonderful built and natural environments.”

The strategy identifies six key themes to ensure all environmental elements are considered including: flora and fauna – biodiversity and native vegetation; land and waste – contamination and management; community – sense of place and liveability; climate and change impacts; air and energy – including air quality and energy reduction and; water – including availability and quality.

“I encourage all residents to let us know what environmental issues are important to them as their feedback will help shape the final Local Environmental Strategy and future action plans,” Mrs Roberts said.

Submissions can be made until November 6.

Visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/yoursay for more information.