The Biodiversity Toolbox: Tools and Resources

The Biodiversity Toolbox: Tools and Resources Government Document

  • Author(s): Australian Government,
  • Published: 2004
  • Publisher: Department of the Environment and Heritage
  • Volume: 2004

Abstract: Tools and Resources * Projects and Current Research * Discussion Networks * Reference Materials Benchmark 1 Commit to Change * Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation to Local Government * Australian Local Government Association Information on roles and responsibilities of Local Government in natural resource management * The Sustainability Network: email network for local government. Available to local council personnel in NSW. Members can receive and post messages. Subscribe by sending an email to sustainablenet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (do not put any message in the subject box or message box). Benchmark 2 Establish Baseline Position * Diagnostic Tools o Natural Resource Information, Databases and Mapping o Survey Methods and Guidelines o Australian, State and Regional Plans, Strategies and Targets * Guide for Assessing & Monitoring the Health of Remnant Bushland * Mitcham Council Biodiversity Assessment (PDF) * DEH's web site Information sheets on Threatened Species * NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Threatened Species search * NSW National Park and Wildlife Service Wildlife Atlas * Weeds * VIC - Dept of Sustainability and Environment: Plants and Animals * Victorian Resources On Line * TAS Parks and Wildlife Note Sheets * SA Biodiversity information (Biodiversity website - Department of Environment and Heritage) * SA Threatened Species Fact Sheets * Department of Environment and Heritage SA * QLD Threatened Species * Department of Agriculture Weed Science WA * NT Parks - Nature of the Northern Territory Benchmark 3 Develop Strategic Approach * Planning Information o Zoning - Opportunities and Examples o Planning Schemes/ Provisions - Examples o Development Assessment Processes o Development Consent Conditions * Municipal Association of Victoria * Summary Document of Local Government Rate Incentive Schemes (PDF) * Bibliography for Rate Incentive Schemes 2003 (PDF) * Integrating Local Land Use Planning and Regional Catchment Planning * ECO-Buy - Local Government Green Purchasing * Victorian Stormwater Action Program - Capacity Building Project * WWF Fact Sheet Setting Biodiversity Targets (PDF) * NSW Biodiversity Planning Guide for NSW Local Government Benchmark 4 Implement and Monitor * Funding Opportunities * Incentives & Supporting Mechanisms o Rate Rebates o Grants o Local Award Schemes o Training, Technical Support and Materials o Tradeable/ transferrable development rights o Management Agreements o Revolving Funds o Environmental Levies o Developer Contributions * A Guidebook to Environmental Indicators - CSIRO * Greening Australia ‘Bush Benefits’ - techniques, tools & incentives for conserving Australia's unique plants & animals * EPA Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan * Site Implementation Guidelines Practice Notes WA Government * Photographic monitoring of vegetation: Go to the Victorian Department of Primary Industries Information Notes Series In the search box, type LW0043 to go to the document. * Natural Resource Management Monitoring and Evaluation Benchmark 5 Review and Evaluate * The Sustainability Network: email network for local government. Available to local council personnel in NSW. Members can receive and post messages. Subscribe by sending an email to sustainablenet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (do not put any message in the subject box or message box) * Environmental Portal -Your gateway to Australian environment resources on the Internet * Greening Australia 'Catchment Scorecard' - monitoring and evaluation program * Green corps * GA WA Publications * Planning WA - Bush Forever Program * The Department of the Environment and Heritage - Biodiversity Theme * EPA Victorian Environmental Auditors

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Australian Government,, 2004, The Biodiversity Toolbox: Tools and Resources, Volume:2004, Government Document, viewed 30 November 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4113.

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