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A community connected to our natural environment.

In 2019−20 council has allocated $10.62 million to protecting biodiversity; building an environmentally resilient city; using resources efficiently; and fostering an environmentally connected community.

Below are the new initiatives and projects for 2019-2020.


A community connected to our natural environment.

In 2019−20 council has allocated $10.62 million to protecting biodiversity; building an environmentally resilient city; using resources efficiently; and fostering an environmentally connected community.

Below are the new initiatives and projects for 2019-2020.


  • Sturt River Greening project

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    4 months ago

    The Sturt River Greening Project will revegetate small pockets of land along the Sturt River. It will result in a refined corridor of greenery along the river system that will create biodiversity, amenity and wellbeing benefits for the community and for local flora and fauna. In all of the reserves identified for planting, only small parts of the reserves will be planted, not the entire reserve, leaving more than 50% of each site with plenty of open space for recreational activities.

    The Sturt River Greening Project will revegetate small pockets of land along the Sturt River. It will result in a refined corridor of greenery along the river system that will create biodiversity, amenity and wellbeing benefits for the community and for local flora and fauna. In all of the reserves identified for planting, only small parts of the reserves will be planted, not the entire reserve, leaving more than 50% of each site with plenty of open space for recreational activities.

  • Energy Saving Initiatives

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    9 months ago
    Energy audit and program – $35,000
    An audit of current energy use within the council and its buildings will identify opportunities to reduce energy use and implement alternative/renewable energy sources.


    Street light conversion to LED – $40,000
    To reduce both environmental impact and operating costs council will continue to convert street lights from fluorescent lighting to more energy efficient LED lighting.

    Energy audit and program – $35,000
    An audit of current energy use within the council and its buildings will identify opportunities to reduce energy use and implement alternative/renewable energy sources.


    Street light conversion to LED – $40,000
    To reduce both environmental impact and operating costs council will continue to convert street lights from fluorescent lighting to more energy efficient LED lighting.

  • Coastal Protection

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    9 months ago
    Sand bag groyne installation at Brighton beach – stage 2 – $50,000
    Council understands that coastal protection is important to the community. In conjunction with the Coastal Protection Board, we will install a further two sandbag groynes at Brighton to reduce sand erosion.


    Improve coastal dunes biodiversity – $40,000
    Biodiversity baseline data was collected in 2018 to help refine priorities for improvement of biodiversity such as removal of weeds, pests and planting of new native plants.


    Plan development of beach width increase – $10,000
    Our beaches are consistently rated as our most valuable asset in terms of quality of life...

    Sand bag groyne installation at Brighton beach – stage 2 – $50,000
    Council understands that coastal protection is important to the community. In conjunction with the Coastal Protection Board, we will install a further two sandbag groynes at Brighton to reduce sand erosion.


    Improve coastal dunes biodiversity – $40,000
    Biodiversity baseline data was collected in 2018 to help refine priorities for improvement of biodiversity such as removal of weeds, pests and planting of new native plants.


    Plan development of beach width increase – $10,000
    Our beaches are consistently rated as our most valuable asset in terms of quality of life and visitation. Council will develop a comprehensive plan to increase and sustain beach width.

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)

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    9 months ago

    Water sensitive urban design - $300,000

    Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is a landscape design approach to integrating stormwater into urban design to mitigate against flooding, improve amenity, replenish groundwater and improve the quality of stormwater entering the marine environment.

    Water sensitive urban design - $300,000

    Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is a landscape design approach to integrating stormwater into urban design to mitigate against flooding, improve amenity, replenish groundwater and improve the quality of stormwater entering the marine environment.

  • Clean City Initiatives

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    9 months ago
    Dog bag dispensers – $30,750
    we will replace existing dog bag dispensers with compostable bag compatible models and install an additional six dispensers in various locations across Holdfast Bay.


    Continuing to support the Food 2 Green program– $20,000
    Community uptake of the Food 2 Green program will be supported through the purchase of additional, compostable bags, increased promotion, bin inspections and a door knocking campaign.


    Additional bins for Brighton Esplanade – $1,800
    Council will install additional bins to accommodate the popular covered seating areas along the esplanade at Brighton.

    Dog bag dispensers – $30,750
    we will replace existing dog bag dispensers with compostable bag compatible models and install an additional six dispensers in various locations across Holdfast Bay.


    Continuing to support the Food 2 Green program– $20,000
    Community uptake of the Food 2 Green program will be supported through the purchase of additional, compostable bags, increased promotion, bin inspections and a door knocking campaign.


    Additional bins for Brighton Esplanade – $1,800
    Council will install additional bins to accommodate the popular covered seating areas along the esplanade at Brighton.

  • Environmental Strategy

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    9 months ago

    Develop an environmental strategy – $60,000

    We will develop an environmental strategy to address the issue of climate change at a local level and respond to emerging challenges such as reducing single use plastics.

    Develop an environmental strategy – $60,000

    We will develop an environmental strategy to address the issue of climate change at a local level and respond to emerging challenges such as reducing single use plastics.

  • Stormwater Management

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    9 months ago
    Stormwater Management Plan implementation – $2 million
    We have allocated $1 million in 2019-20 and will apply for a further $1 million in grant funding to continue improvements to our stormwater infrastructure across the City.


    Gross pollutant trap cleaning - $40,000
    To improve the efficacy of our stormwater systems,additional cleaning over and above the programmed cleaning of gross pollutant traps will be undertaken.

    Stormwater Management Plan implementation – $2 million
    We have allocated $1 million in 2019-20 and will apply for a further $1 million in grant funding to continue improvements to our stormwater infrastructure across the City.


    Gross pollutant trap cleaning - $40,000
    To improve the efficacy of our stormwater systems,additional cleaning over and above the programmed cleaning of gross pollutant traps will be undertaken.

  • Our Urban Forest

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    9 months ago

    Tree canopy – $40,000

    A budget of $40,000 has been allocated for activities such as planting new trees and protecting existing trees to increase the urban forest.

    Tree canopy – $40,000

    A budget of $40,000 has been allocated for activities such as planting new trees and protecting existing trees to increase the urban forest.

  • Hooded Plovers

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    9 months ago

    Hooded Plovers are Australia’s most endangered shorebird. During the last three years they have, for the first time in decades, bred successfully on Seacliff beach. This is a major achievement for a threatened species in a highly urbanized setting and the City of Holdfast Bay is very proud to have supported this success.

    Hooded Plovers are Australia’s most endangered shorebird. During the last three years they have, for the first time in decades, bred successfully on Seacliff beach. This is a major achievement for a threatened species in a highly urbanized setting and the City of Holdfast Bay is very proud to have supported this success.

  • Additional inspector patrols along the foreshore area

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    9 months ago

    Additional inspector patrols along the foreshore area – $32,000


    We will provide additional patrols along the foreshore area for 6 months (24 weeks) from September to
    February covering the plover breeding and peak season. Patrols will regulate, enforce and educate in relation to parking, protecting native flora and fauna and responsible

    Additional inspector patrols along the foreshore area – $32,000


    We will provide additional patrols along the foreshore area for 6 months (24 weeks) from September to
    February covering the plover breeding and peak season. Patrols will regulate, enforce and educate in relation to parking, protecting native flora and fauna and responsible