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The term ‘natural environment' is used to refer to spaces such as our coastline, heritage parks, gardens, native reserves, significant sites, wildlife and biodiversity corridors, and even private home gardens.
Our natural environment in Port Phillip is critical to local amenity and recreation. Almost 60% of residents in Port Phillip live in apartments, so the City's reserves, heritage parks, street trees and walking and cycling trails form an important part of local activity and outdoor spaces. Our foreshore is highly valued by the Port Phillip community and a high number of summer visitors from other inner Melbourne communities. Reserves, parks, the coastline and home gardens are also habitats to the City's wildlife and visiting fauna.
Green spaces help to improve local air quality, provide important shelter for local wildlife, reduce wind and heat intensity and absorb additional stormwater.
This section provides information, practical solutions and case studies in two primary areas:
You can also find local suppliers or support the planting of an Australian biodiversity corridor. Find actions that you can take today to make our natural environment more sustainable!