Bushland, parklands and wetlands

Brisbane's natural environment makes our city one of Australia's best places to live and work. It is the most biodiverse capital city with the highest diversity of native plants and wildlife of any other capital city in the country. Brisbane City Council manages over 8000 hectares of natural areas within a total park estate of more than 14,000 hectares. You can join a community group to help restore the natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along the waterways.

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Protecting biodiversity

To conserve Brisbane's biodiversity, a range of initiatives have been implemented to protect and restore our plants, animals and habitats.
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Natural areas

Brisbane's natural areas offer walking tracks and bushland areas to enjoy. Find maps of popular tracks, things to do, tips on safety and caring for bushland when visiting.
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Protecting the natural environment

Find out how Council is preserving and protecting the natural environment, as well as what the community is doing on a personal and group level to prevent the destruction of natural environments and weed growth.
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Bushland Preservation Levy

Brisbane's Bushland Preservation Levy helps to protect Brisbane's natural areas by purchasing land that can be restored and turned into bushland.
 
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Habitat Brisbane

You can help restore natural habitats in your local area by joining the Habitat Brisbane group. Find out about how to join and what the groups' activities are.