Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

View up several tall, narrow, brown tree trunks to a view of the lush sub tropical canopy underside.

The Byron Shire Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2020-2030 is a plan of action for Council and the community, to protect and enhance our natural environment. The Strategy describes some of our unique biodiversity values, why they are under threat, and how we can help to manage these threats. 

We live in one of the most biologically unique and diverse parts of Australia. But this special environment is fragile - it is everyone’s responsibility to help protect it. Click on the link below to find out what you can do to help protect our native plants and animals.

To develop our 2020-2030 Biodiversity Strategy, we spoke with local expert ecologists, aboriginal stakeholders, the community and other local councils, to ensure our Strategy reflects good science, facilitates productive partnerships, and provides practical and achievable actions to help both Council and the community look after our natural environment.

The draft Strategy was peer reviewed by eight key local industry professionals, with expertise in flora, fauna, ecological restoration, town planning, plus a representative from the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corporation (Arakwal). It was then publicly exhibited for 8 weeks from 24 March to 20 May 2020, and was adopted by Council on 25 June 2020, with amendments recommended during the public exhibition period. Follow the links below to view submissions and Council’s submissions report.