Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve protected, enhanced and expanded through Environment Levy purchase

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve protected, enhanced and expanded through Environment Levy purchase

The significant rainforest habitat at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny will be protected, enhanced and expanded through the latest addition to the Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the 26.8 hectare property, located on the north-eastern boundary of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, would connect and expand the existing ecological networks in the area.

“This acquisition demonstrates council’s ongoing commitment to protecting and enhancing our natural environment,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Through the Environment Levy, council has allocated approximately $9.3 million this year in conservation projects designed to maintain, and improve, the natural environment of our region.

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