Land for Wildlife Open Property Scheme
  • Last updated:
  • 08 Dec 2022

Three Sunshine Coast Land for Wildlife (LFW) landowners opened their properties to fellow LFW members across Southeast Queensland in May as part of the Land for Wildlife Open Property Scheme. All three open properties were well attended with over 120 participants coming from far and wide to see how other landowners were improving wildlife habitats on their properties.

First up was the Clarke’s property at Diamond Valley, a 2.4ha property. Discussions focused on rainforest revegetation and provision of habitat for Richmond Birdwing Butterflies.

Bob and Sylvia Whiting’s 20ha property at Cooloolabin provided an insight into provision of habitat for wildlife in conjunction with Wilvos (Wildlife Volunteers Inc).

The third open property was the Woolbank’s “Balgowlah” property at Conondale showcasing creek restoration on 127ha of grazing and conservation land next to Bellthorpe National Park.

Council's Mayor Mark Jamieson and Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay were present at the Whiting’s open property and acknowledged the important work private landowners contribute to the region’s biodiversity. Feedback on the day has been very positive with many comments on how motivating it was to be around like-minded people. Thanks to the landowners who hosted the events and the participants who came from across Southeast Queensland.