- Last updated:
- 26 Sep 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:
$2.28 million invested into the acquisition of three properties adding 56 hectare to Council's conservation estate:
- 10 hectares expanding Crohamhurst Ecological Reserve, Crohamhurst
- 37 hectares adjacent to Racemosa Environment Reserve, Landsborough
- 9 hectares expanding Coolum Creek Environment Reserve, Maroochy River
These acquisitions provide opportunities for environmental restoration and protect habitat for a number of threatened species such as the long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus), tusked frog (Adelotus brevis), wallum rocketfrog (Litoria freycineti) and wallum froglet (Crinia tinnula).
Read more about these acquisitions on pages 8 and 9 of the 2018/19 Environment Levy Annual Report.
$1.7 million invested into the acquisition of four properties adding 90 hectares to Council's conservation estate:
- 65 hectares adjoining Glass House Mountains National Park, Landsborough (read more)
- 13 hectares (comprising two properties) establishing Maroochy River Environment Reserve, Maroochy River (read more)
- 16 hectares within Blue Heart area, 10 of which was funded by the Levy to deliver conservation outcomes (read more)
These acquisitions provide opportunities to support conservation and recreation for the community and protect habitat for threatened species such as the water mouse (Xeromys myoides) and significant species such as the brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa).