New Land for Wildlife participants break the records
The number of property owners signing up for Sunshine Coast Council’s Land for Wildlife program has broken the records.
The Council’s December 2014 Quarterly Progress Report, shows the Land for Wildlife program has attracted the highest number of new properties since its inception in 1998.
With 75 new properties signing up to the program, the Sunshine Coast is home to 36% of all new sign-ups for the entire South East Queensland region last year.
Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the South East Queensland Land for Wildlife program had about 3900 members—830 on the Sunshine Coast.
“With so many dedicated landowners prepared to look after their patch of the earth, it’s no wonder Council chose to invest over $50,000 Environment Levy funds in Land for Wildlife incentives in the last quarter,” Cr McKay said.
“Just over 60% of remaining bushland in our region is privately owned. By providing landowners with the resources to manage their own land, the region as a whole, reaps the benefits.