Bass Coast Shire Council
Bass Coast Biolinks
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Government category
Bass Coast Shire recognised Biolinks were imperative in improving vegetation cover across the shire.
Through enhancing vegetation and wildlife corridors along waterways – capturing and retaining water in the landscape – the 200 Biolinks will improve capacity for native plants and animals to adapt to predicted climatic impacts of higher temperatures and extreme weather events.
380,000 indigenous plants have been planted across the shire resulting in an increase of 189 hectares of native vegetation. Retaining native vegetation cover has contributed to significant landscape change and connects high-value ecological areas.