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Councillor Antonella Celi 

Seawinds Ward - Mornington Peninsula Shire

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Tootgarook Wetlands on the Mornington Peninsula

Posted by antonellaceli on November 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

On 12th September, 2012 the Mornington Peninsula Shire sent a letter to the Mr Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communitities seeking assistance for the nomination of a RAMSAR listing for the Tootgar...ook Wetlands as per Council reslution on items relating to the Tootgarook Wetlands on the Mornington Peninsula. A response is yet to be received. In the meantime the Mornington Peninsula Shire is proceeding to talk to local & state stakeholders and statutory referral authorities about the collaborative preparation of a Strategy for the Tootgarook Wetlands. This is to ensure that the Tootgarook Wetlands not only remains protected from the impacts of future development pressures, but also that the long term sustainable preservation of the Tootgarook Wetlands as a hydrological and ecological contributor to the environment, is taken seriously.

This video provides a glimpse of the importance of the Tootgarook Wetlands to the local and broader community of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and to the the flora and fauna that is now flourishing in the area. Watch it now.

"The Council sends a letter to The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities seeking his consideration and assessment for the nomination of the Tootgarook Wetlands, as detailed in this discussion paper, for a Ramsar listing in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act."

For a complete listing of the resolutions passed by Council for the Tootgarook Wetlands item 2.7 click on this link:


Categories: Environment, Advocacy - Asking for what we want, Government