Private landholders provide bang for buck for green investment
The passion, dedication and significant contribution of private landholders involved in Sunshine Coast Council’s Land for Wildlife Program and Voluntary Conservation Agreement programs has been recognised at today’s Ordinary Meeting.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said Sunshine Coast had the largest Land for Wildlife membership in the state and Council’s program was the largest delivered by any local government in Australia.
“This voluntary conservation program supports landholders as they conserve wildlife and habitats on their properties,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Council’s Land for Wildlife program protects more non-remnant vegetation in the Sunshine Coast local government area than all other tenures combined, including state and council land.
“The region boasts 830 Land for Wildlife members and thanks to programs such as this, Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most biologically-rich areas with just over 60% of remaining bushland privately owned.”