Establishment of Annie Hehir Environment Reserve complete

A 63-hectare purchase through the Environment Levy.

Annie Hehir Environment Reserve is an exceptional conservation area. It contains high biodiversity values and pristine waterways. These include:

  • Large areas of Eucalypt forest and rainforest
  • 98 native plant species, including threatened plants such as the Maroochy nut (species name)
  • 145 native animal species, including threatened animals such as the giant barred frog (species name).

The Reserve was created when two properties in Peachester were purchased using Environment Levy funds in 2011 and 2017.

A range management actions have been undertaken to establish the Reserve. This includes the removal of weed species and planting of native trees and shrubs. To protect the native animals living in the Reserve, pest animals have also been removed. Many school groups and local residents have attended environmental events on the Reserve. They took part in environmental education and conservation activities including tree planting.

Read the full story in the 2019/20 Environment Levy Annual Report[14114KB]. Learn more about the Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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