- Last updated:
- 26 Jun 2020
Council purchases land using Environment Levy funding to help achieve the goals of the Environment and Liveability Strategy. We are aiming to:
- protect, preserve and enhance our natural environment and wildlife corridors
- consolidate and grow council’s conservation reserve network
- preserve native plants and animals
- create and protect new habitat areas to offset unavoidable vegetation loss.
Environment Levy land acquisition interactive map
Land acquisition program highlights:
- $1.7 million invested into the acquisition of two properties:
- Forestry Road Environment Reserve (interim name), Forestry Road, Landsborough (read more)
- Maroochy River Environment Reserve, Espin Road, Maroochy River (read more)
- 80 hectares added to council's conservation network
- habitat protected for threatened species such as the koala and water mouse
- riparian vegetation and threatened ecological communities protected.
- $2.28 million invested into the acquisition of three properties:
- Crohamhurst Ecological Reserve (expanded), Cemetery Road, Crohamhurst
- Isambert Road Environment Reserve (interim name), Isambert Road, Landsborough
- Coolum Creek Environment Reserve (expanded), River Road, Maroochy River
- 56 hectares added to council's reserve network
- habitat protected for threatened species such as the long-nosed potoroo, tusked frog, wallum rocketfrog and wallum froglet.
Read more about these acquisitions on pages 8 and 9 of the annual report flipbook.