Protecting our wild heart

Scarlet robin-photo Michael Roberts

Hobart is very special. No other capital city in Australia, and very few in the world, are so closely linked to nature.

Alpine heaths and bogs swathe the wild, rocky mountain pinnacle of kunanyi/Mt Wellington; eucalypt forests cloak her forested hills; towering Tasmanian blue gums shadow our rivulet corridors and native grasslands flank the River Derwent.

Many Hobart residents live next to bushland reserves or can easily reach one. Such close proximity intrinsically connects us to the natural world around us.

Protecting our wild heart - an action plan for Hobart's bushlands

The City of Hobart is committed to working with the local community to retain, promote and enhance these natural values for the long-term environmental, social and economic benefit of the community.

As part of that commitment, we have created an action plan for Hobart's bushlands that prioritises our work in protecting high conservation bushland areas and the many threatened native plants and animals that live in these places.

The plan identifies highly significant biodiversity hotspots within the City’s bushland reserves including parts of Knocklofty Reserve, Waterworks Reserve and the Queens Domain.

It highlights the areas of high biodiversity in a renewed push to protect them from key threats such as invasive weeds, pest animals, climate change and habitat fragmentation.

The interactive map below gauges the importance of Hobart's bushland areas based on conservation values determined by the plan.

Download the action plan(PDF, 5MB)

Interactive Biodiversity Action Plan Map