Biodiversity series, Paper no. 10
Department of the Environment, Sports and Territories, December 1996
ISBN 0 6422 5995 X
Conference, 30 Oct-1 Nov 1995, Melbourne
- Part 1 - Proceedings of the Conference:
- Section one - to Chapter 17 (PDF - 313 KB)
- Section two - Chapter 17-31 (PDF - 216 KB)
- Section three - Chapter 31 onwards (PDF - 48 KB)
- Part 2 - Background papers:
- Bioregional planning for biodiversity conservation (PDF - 238 KB)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander involvement in bioregional planning: requirements and opportunities under international and national law and policy (PDF - 198 KB)
- Making things work: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander involvement in bioregional planning (PDF - 431 KB)
About the reports
Bioregional planning is receiving increased attention in Australia. It stresses the integration of social, economic and ecological factors in regional planning and management, and seeks to bring all stakeholders together to own and build a dynamic plan for a bioregion. The importance of bioregional planning is acknowledged in the National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia’s Biological Diversity.
The Biodiversity Unit of the Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, with the assistance of the Australian Local Government Association, the National Biodiversity Council and the Royal Australian Planning Institute, organised a conference, “Approaches to Bioregional Planning: A framework for biodiversity conservation and ecological sustainability” in Melbourne from 30 October to 1 November 1995. The aims of the conference were to explore the concept of bioregional planning and provide ideas to further its acceptance and implementation.
This two volume Paper presents the Proceedings of the Conference, and three key background papers.