Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre

Black-Winged Stilts

Funding support of approximately $5 million is being sought for a state of the art sustainability-focussed Wetlands Centre in Hobsons Bay to increase community education and participation in the preservation of the local environment. 


Biodiversity in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay supports a diverse array of ecosystems that includes significant marine areas, wetlands, including the Ramsar listed Cheetham Wetlands, and coastal parks along with five waterways that provide habitat to an impressive range of flora and fauna, including many rare and threatened species. These unique assets are managed by a range of agencies, including Hobsons Bay City Council, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning.

Read the Hobsons Bay Biodiversity Strategy 2017-22 to find out more about Council's commitment to land use planning, effective delivery of biodiversity management, important stakeholder relationships and conservation engagement events.

Council is working to strengthen the connection between biodiversity and open space planning through the Open Space Strategy, to preserve both biodiversity and recreational values and manage conflicting issues. Read the Open Space Strategy here

Biodiversity in Hobsons Bay benefits significantly through conversation with traditional owners. Council engages with traditional owners and continues to incorporate the actions identified in the Reconciliation Action Plan into conservation activities.