Tuan Environment Reserve, Cambroon—purchased through the Environment Levy
Drone shotof Tuan Environmental Reserve
Land acquisition program
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Nov 2022

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

Recent land acquisition program highlights:

6 properties purchased—adding 242 hectares to council's conservation estate including:

  • 94 hectares in Verrierdale—expanding Doonan Creek Environment Reserve to 450 hectares and protecting an additional 2 km stretch of Doonan Creek (Read more),
  • 38 hectares (comprising 3 properties) within the Blue Heart Sunshine Coast—expanding Coolum Creek Environment Reserve (Read more),
  • 109 hectares (comprising 2 properties) within the Lower Mooloolah River Major Green Space—providing opportunities for habitat restoration and protecting important riparian vegetation along the Mooloolah River.  Read more about our region's major green space planning.

4 properties purchased—adding 165 hectares to council's conservation estate including:

  • 68 hectares of high-value habitat at Witta—expanding Kirby's Road Environment Reserve to 280 hectares and further consolidating landscape connectivity between Maleny and Kondalilla National Parks,
  • 65 hectares at Coochin Creek—containing high biodiversity values, further consolidating the Regional Inter-urban Break Major Green Space and protecting 450m of Coochin Creek (flowing into the RAMSAR designated Pumicestone Passage),
  • 19 hectares within the Blue Heart Sunshine Coast project area—expanding Coolum Creek Environment Reserve to 465 hectares,
  • 13 hectares in Verrierdale, expanding an existing protected area of very high biodiversity values to 37 hectares.

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