This includes consideration of water quality, landform, flora and fauna.
Healthy, sustainable ecosystems based on natural processes and rich with native biodiversity.
Development that aims to protect and enhance existing native ecosystems and encourages natural systems and native biodiversity and rehabilitates degraded sites.
- Encourage maintenance (during and after construction) of native vegetation where existing, and rehabilitation of locally indigenous vegetation where not already in existence in a healthy state.
- Encourage protection (during and after construction) of habitats for native animals, where existing or rehabilitation of such habitats where not already in existence in a healthy state.
- Protect habitats and maintain connectivity to minimise connectivity to reduce fragmentation.
- Avoid water pollution and degradation of water quality in waterways and natural systems and remediate any water quality problems occurring on site or in neighbouring areas.
- Minimise disruption to landform and natural ecosystems.
- Encourage development on previously developed or degraded sites, whilst considering affordability
- Promote biodiversity awareness.