Healthy Habitats Program
Natural areas within the Shire of Murray including bushland remnants (small and large), wetlands and waterways hold significant environmental, social and economic value. As such, respective landowners have an important role to play, ensuring effective, long-term protection of natural areas under their control.
In 2017, the Shire of Murray launched their Healthy Habitats Program, a partnership with Landcare SJ, to ensure landowners receive the necessary support required to manage their natural areas, including property specific information and advice.
The Program already has three members – membership is voluntary.
The Shire has developed and formally adopted a Local Biodiversity Strategy (2013). This Strategy identifies biodiversity conservation objectives and targets for the protection of natural areas and as such the Healthy Habitats Program will encourage the voluntary protection of natural areas under private ownership.
Any landowner who is interested in looking after a natural area is encouraged to become a Healthy Habitats member. Please click on the fact sheet below for more information.