Council gives the gift of conservation
The Sunshine Coast’s conservation estate has received a boost with the purchase of additional bushland in the heart of Buderim through the Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said a 4.8 hectare portion was the last of four acquisitions made through the Environment Levy this year, with more than 100 hectares purchased in 2016.
“This acquisition demonstrates council’s ongoing commitment to protect and enhance our natural environment,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Through the Environment Levy, council has allocated approximately $9.3 million in conservation projects designed to maintain, and improve, the biodiversity our region.”
“Together with our recent purchase at Crosby Hill Road, this property acquired from the Stella Maris Catholic Parish will expand the Buderim Forest Bushland Reserve Network by approximately 30 hectares.