Linking the landscape – Cobaw Biolink video celebrates regeneration

Published on 12 April 2021

Council is proud to support a newly released video that highlights the important role the Cobaw Biolink plays in providing landscape connectivity between Mount Macedon and the Cobaw Range.

The video explores the significant restoration work that has occurred in the Cobaw Biolink over the past 15 years, and provides insights for how future biolinks could be developed and nurtured.

The Cobaw Biolink is one of nine biolinks included in Council’s Biodiversity Strategy 2018. Biolinks are nature corridors that are essential for ensuring native flora and fauna can disperse and move across the landscape. Without the ability to travel through safe corridors, biodiversity and the continuation of certain species is threatened.

“The Cobaw Biolink contains high quality remnant native vegetation on both public and private land – including within Hanging Rock,” said Angela Hughes, Director Planning and Environment.

“We’re proud to support this video which showcases the hard work and achievements of the Newham Landcare group and private landholders. Protecting existing vegetation and creating connectivity in the biolink will help native plants and animals survive and adapt to climate change.”

Landholders can help contribute to biolinks through enhancing waterways, undertaking pest and weed control, protecting remnant vegetation, planting paddock trees and revegetation corridors and encouraging native grasslands on their properties.

Landholders in the Cobaw biolink area are encouraged to take part by contacting Newham Landcare – any contribution, no matter how small or big, can make a significant difference.

The video has been produced by Warm Eggs Productions for Newham Landcare with support from Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Melbourne Water. Watch it now on Vimeo.