Draft conservation strategy open for comment


The draft of Australia's Strategy for Nature 2018-2030, which includes an action inventory designed to help governments illustrate both individual and collaborative efforts which contribute to the strategy’s goals and objectives, is currently open for public comment.

The draft strategy, which has been prepared to replace “Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: 2010 – 2030” was developed by the Biodiversity Working Group, comprising officials from environment departments in the Australian Government, all states and territories and the Australian Local Government Association.

The draft strategy, entitled “Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030: Australia’s biodiversity conservation strategy and action inventory”, sets out a vision, shared goals and objectives in managing nature in both urban and non-urban settings, and a framework for government, non-government and community action to care for nature in Australia's many environments.

The concept of an action inventory has been designed to help governments illustrate both individual and collaborative efforts which contribute to the strategy’s goals and objectives. It is a concept for testing and discussion. The online capabilities, content and timelines for an action inventory are yet to be finalised and will be informed by this consultation process.

After the public consultation period closes, a report presenting the key findings will be presented to Australian, state and territory environment ministers for their consideration. A revised Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030 will then be prepared.

The consultation period ends 16 March 2018. The Draft Strategy is available here.