The Grassy Plains Network has identified a set of eleven high-quality grasslands across Melbourne that are under threat. There are more – of course – but these are the most important, and they are in need of urgent action.
These eleven are primarily in Hobsons Bay and Brimbank. They are medium to large in size, dominated by Kangaroo Grass and many of them have critically endangered EPBC-listed species present. As with many grasslands, issues of tenure and context are significant, and a number are privately owned.
We are calling on DELWP to step-in and help resolve the longstanding issues that are preventing the permanent protection of these critically endangered remnants. In many cases, DELWP has had previous engagement with these sites.
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