The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Method (Native Vegetation)

Method to assess native vegetation

This Regional Catchment Strategy assesses the extent and quality of:

  • patches of permanent native vegetation; and
  • the other native vegetation in each council area.

The extent and quality of native vegetation are indicators of its ability to provide resilient, functional habitats and ecosystem services across landscapes.

This strategy also describes potential nature links – opportunities for significant future links of vegetation across the landscape.


This method has been used to outline the current condition of native vegetation and set targets for the future.  Lead organisations are committed to achieving these targets and arrangements are in place to monitor and report on progress and success.