Vulnerable flora and fauna in Buderim now safe and sound

Vulnerable flora and fauna in Buderim now safe and sound

An incredible 27.5 hectare eucalypt and rainforest habitat in the foothills of Buderim will be protected and enhanced for many future generations to come thanks to your Environment Levy.

Council’s latest Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program purchase, 62-124 Crosby Hill Rd, is one of the largest remaining vegetated lots in the Buderim area and home to tall habitat trees along with a number of the Coast’s protected plant and animal species, including the biggest owl in Australia – the powerful owl (Ninox strenua).

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the $1.25 million property was a significant addition to council’s conservation estate and increased the amount of land purchased through the Environment Levy to more than 2860 hectares since the early 1990s.

Just over one third (1052 hectares) has been acquired since 2008.

“Through the Environment Levy, council aims to maintain, and improve, the biodiversity of our region.  Protecting environmentally significant land and improving connectivity between habitat areas are part of that aim,” Mayor Jamieson said.

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