The Bass Coast DAL is representative of almost every habitat found in Victoria – coastal woodlands and shorelines; Ramsar listed wetlands; Bass Hills hinterland; Phillip Island Marine Park; river catchments and heathlands. Traditional home of the Bunurong people, this landscape hosts the annual migration of some of the world’s most critically endangered shorebirds such as the Eastern Curlew as well as a host of other native birds and animals. Some of the key environmental focuses for a sustainable future in the Bass Coast region include:

• Rehabilitating the ‘mineral sands extract’ sites

• Rising sea levels impacting coastlines

• Agricultural run-off affecting wetland health

• Movement away from coal fired energy