Our Environment

Biodiversity

We are lucky enough to live in an area with diverse flora and fauna and at Break O’Day Council we believe it is everybody’s responsibility to ensure the integrity of our natural environment is maintained.

If you would like to get out and about and explore our natural environment check out our Discover Us page.

One way to help maintain the ecological connections between our native plants and animals is to use local native plants around our properties. There are many species of plants in our bushlands, coastal heaths, wetlands and along streams that are attractive and useful and provide important habitat for our biodiversity.  A good place to start is this Break O’Day native plant list.

Break O’Day native plant list – USN 2007

If you are interested in threatened species some good places to find information are:

The Tasmanian Threatened Species Link website.  Including planning and management information, map search tools and links to lists of threatened species (with species information) and other sources.

Nationally significant threatened flora, fauna and ecological communities are dealt with by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

With LISTmap, online access to Tasmanian Government map data – you can view threatened species records near you and much more.

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment also has information about Tasmanian flora and fauna generally.