Biodiversity Planning Network

About the SIG

This SIG is primarily for Local Government staff who implement biodiversity legislation and policies with the aim of assisting in the protection and enhancement of natural values within their municipality and the State. The Biodiversity Planning Network:

  • Discusses emerging issues with the aim of providing advice to policy makers and to advocate for the protection of biodiversity
  • Shares knowledge and experience to improve the implementation and outcomes of legislation and policy (e.g. Native Vegetation Framework, local policy)
  • Provides an ongoing mechanism and forum for communication, consultation and liaison with other government agencies and stakeholders on biodiversity issues
  • Provides opportunities for professional development, peer support and communication

Who Should Attend

Local Government staff who implement biodiversity legislation and policies. The network is restricted to Local Government employees. Invitation only for external attendees.

West Convenors Details East Convenors Details
Amanda Dodd
Environmental Planner
Hume City Council
Ph: 9205 2200 |
Melanie Birtchnell
Environmental Referrals Officer
Manningham City Council
Ph: 9840 9333 |


Joanne Oldland
Environmental Assessment Officer
Yarra Ranges Council
Ph: 9294 6268 |

Upcoming Meetings (Eastern & Southern Regions)

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Seaford Life Saving Club, located on the foreshore, Nepean Highway (opposite Station Street), Seaford. Walking distance from Seaford Station.

Upcoming Meetings (Western & Northern Regions)

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: TBC


Should you have any queries, or would like to join the Biodiversity Planning Network Special Interest Group (SIG):
Please contact one of the convenors or, call LGPro on 9268 6400 |

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