Wanneroo endorses environmental strategy

Water including its availability and quality is one of the six key themes in the City of Wanneroo’s local environmental strategy. Picture: Anita McInnes

The City of Wanneroo’s final local environmental strategy, which identifies six key themes, was adopted by the council at its March 5 meeting.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the local environmental strategy provided clear direction for how the city would respond to the range of built and natural environmental issues and opportunities affecting the city.

Cr Roberts said the strategy promoted a balance between growth and the protection and enhancement of the natural and built environments.

“With a growing population of more than 210,000 people, the expansion of the urban footprint will be substantial,” she said.

“The City of Wanneroo has many special environmental assets including coastline, wetlands, bushland and underground water resources, which are all highly valued by the city and the community.

“The local environmental strategy will enable the city to identify key concerns and improve the quality of natural and built environments in the local area.”

The strategy identifies six key themes to ensure all environmental elements are considered – flora and fauna (biodiversity and native vegetation), land and waste (contamination and management), community (sense of place and liveability), climate change effects, air and energy (including air quality and energy reduction) and water (including availability and quality).

The strategy can be viewed at www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au or at the City of Wanneroo’s civic centre during office hours.