Bushland & Wetland Reserves Prioritisation & Planning

Xyst produced the document to help Council produce a more strategic and consistent process to ensure bushland and wetland reserves are managed for their long-term sustainability, on ground actions are prioritised and that councils resources are used efficiently and effectively. To prioritise the reserves and plan for the management, a process of combining state criteria for biological significance of reserves, desktop analysis and on ground assessments were used. These steps were used to produce guidelines which helped assist council to holistically plan management actions, establish a level of service for the management of reserves and provide a uniform methodology for council officers to plan and implement on ground conservation programs.

Project Benefit

Xyst ensured that Councils resources and used efficiently and effectively for long term sustainability of their bushland and wetland reserves.
Client organisation
Nillumbik Shire Council
Open Space Planning
Reserve management plan