natural connected prosperous
Our Shire is located within the Southwest Australia Ecoregion (SWAE), which has global significance given its high levels of natural diversity, particularly for plants. The SWAE is one of 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots and is the only one in Australia.
Threats to our natural areas arise from human and environmental factors such as fire, weeds, climate change and clearing for development. It is now estimated that within the Shire there are:
The Shire’s strategic planning for new urban growth areas has placed high importance on the retention of natural bushland and has specifically identified predominantly cleared areas for development purposes.
Through the Subdivision and Conservation policy, the Shire offers a considerable subdivision incentive for landowners to arrange for a conservation covenant to be applied to native bushland on their property, thus protecting it and putting in place a plan for its management.
The Shire is also directly responsible for managing over 270 Reserves, containing over 3,300 ha of remnant vegetation and waterways. Many of these reserves contain very high environmental and social values.
PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285
41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512
66 Allnutt Terrace
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5660
Fax 08 9758 0033
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