The Environment Levy funded by ratepayers is a key funding source that supports the delivery of the Environment and Liveability Strategy.

The Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program supports the acquisition of properties assisting to protect, preserve and enhance our nature environment.

In 2018-2019 three properties were purchased securing 56 hectares across three catchments.

These include:

  • a nine hectare property on the Maroochy River which expands on nearby Coolum Creek Environment Reserve network, Unitywater’s Yandina Creek Wetland and the state managed Coolum Creek Conservation Park

  • 10 hectares at Cemetery Road, Crohamhurst expanding Crohamhurst Ecological Reserve

  • 37 hectares in close proximity to Racemosa Environment Reserve in Landsborough's reserve network.

Learn more about these acquisitions in the Environment Levy Annual Report.[7857KB]