The City is home to a number of diverse natural areas including beautiful coastlines, wetlands and bushland areas. There are more than 300 natural areas and public open spaces in the City, which support a range of unique plants and animals and provide important recreational areas for the community.
The City delivers environmental initiatives for the community through the Think Green Environmental Education Program, which aims to raise awareness of key environmental issues within the City. These initiatives cover a diverse range of themes including biodiversity, energy, water, waste and transport.
A range of free environmental events are held throughout the year to raise awareness about key environmental issues. The 2013 BiodiverCities Conference will be held on the 9-11 September 2013. The program will feature, group discussions, field trips and presentations from environmental experts addressing biodiversity conservation in a changing climate.
Publications, Plans and Policies
The City has also developed number of publications, plans and policies
that support its strategic approach to environmental sustainability.