Biodiversity

Biodiversity 

Acacia Council is committed to protecting and enhancing biodiversity throughout our municipality.

Biodiversity is the variety of living things; the different plants, animals and micro-organisms and their ecosystems. Watch CSIRO’s short video which explains what biodiversity is and why it's important to us. 

Our parks and open spaces provide habitat for local wildlife including the Tawny Frog Mouth, Superb Fairy Wren, Eurasian Coot and the Eastern Spine Bill.

Despite the urbanised landscape, the urban forest as a whole provides important habitat and food resources to help increase the city’s biodiversity and support natural ecosystems.

There are seven key biodiversity sites within the City of Stonnington that are managed and maintained to increase biodiversity outcomes:

Habitat hollows

A tree hollow is a hole that has formed over many years in the trunk or branches of a tree. They provide important shelter and nesting sites for a whole range of different animals. As natural hollows are increasingly rare in urban environments, nesting boxes and specially designed trees with natural looking habitat holes support local wildlife.

There are 12 habitat hollows located throughout Stonnington that are home to a variety of micro-bats, bird species, native mice, and possums. These trees might look ‘dead’ but there’s still a lot of life inside of them! They’ve been specially designed to provide nesting sites, shelters and safe refuge for native birds and animals.