Environmental offsets and restoration program

Brisbane City Council is currently undertaking planting and restoration works across Brisbane, and has already established several environmental offset sites.

In line with Brisbane. Clean, Green, Sustainable 2017-2031, the Offsets and Restoration Program plays a vital role in helping Council achieve its goal of 40% natural habitat cover on mainland Brisbane by 2031. The selection of sites and carefully planned restoration activities, also help to ensure that Brisbane’s natural habitat cover is connected and healthy. Council is continually looking for new potential offset sites across the city, where land and habitat can be restored.

The offset restoration works balances the impacts on habitat as our city develops and are undertaken in accordance with requirements of the Queensland Environment Offsets Act (2014) (QEOA). The works may include:

  • planting native species that are consistent with the existing regional ecosystem
  • mulching for erosion control, soil moisture retention and weed suppression
  • placing coarse woody debris (including logs, old tree stumps and large branches) to provide immediate habitat and refuge for fauna. Coarse woody debris used within restoration sites is sourced from storm clean-ups or development sites, that would have otherwise been chipped or mulched
  • installing natural and/or artificial hollows, perches and nesting sites in existing trees, or on habitat poles, to provide a safe place for local wildlife
  • weed management and existing native vegetation maintenance.

Watch the video

Learn more about environmental offset restoration in this video. You can also view this video on Council's YouTube account.

Read the environmental offset restoration video transcript.

Environmental offset and restoration sites locations

This table provides information about environmental offset and restoration site locations including suburb, location, site details (significant fauna supported by the restoration, corridor links, size of the restoration area) and start date.
Suburb Location Site details (significant fauna supported by the restoration, corridor links, size of the restoration area)  Start date
Anstead Anstead Bushlands - 456 Hawkesbury Road

Brown goshawk, eastern chestnut mouse and squirrel glider

Links to Brisbane River and Anstead Bushland Reserve

8.5ha

June 2016
Bracken Ridge 544 Telegraph Road

Sugar glider and squirrel glider

0.75ha

April 2018
Brighton Goodenia Reserve - 93 Massie Street

Greater glider, squirrel glider and brown goshawk

8ha

May 2017
Brighton Dianella Reserve (North East Wetlands) - 86 Speight Street

Sugar glider, squirrel glider and black-breasted button quail

Links to North East Wetland Reserve

0.69ha

May 2018
Burbank Brisbane Koala Bushlands - 107 Alperton Road

Koala and squirrel glider

Increase the area of the Brisbane Koala Bushlands

7ha

March 2018
Burbank Brisbane Koala Bushlands - 144 Alperton Road

Koala, squirrel glider and great barred frog

Increase the area of the Brisbane Koala Bushlands

2.2ha

March 2018
Burbank Alperton Road Park (Brisbane Koala Bushlands) - 148-150 Alperton Road

Koala and squirrel glider

Increase the area of the Brisbane Koala Bushlands

16.8ha

November 2018
Burbank Leacroft Road Park - 291 Alperton Road

Koala, greater glider, sugar glider, squirrel glider, common dunnart, common planigale, yellow-footed antechinus, red-necked wallaby, great barred frog, osprey and powerful owl

Increase the area of the Brisbane Koala Bushlands

20.09ha

October 2019
Burbank Prout Road Park - 1306 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road Sugar glider, greater glider, squirrel glider, koala, yellow-footed antechinus, common dunnart, tusked frog, great brown broodfrog, osprey and powerful owl

Links to Belmont Hills and Tingalpa Creek

2.9ha
August 2019
Burbank Prout Road Park - 369 Prout Road Sugar glider, greater glider, koala, yellow-footed antechinus, common dunnart, tusked frog, great brown broodfrog, osprey and powerful owl

Increases the area of Prout Road Park and links to Belmont Hills and Tingalpa

2.4ha
October 2019
Chermside Packer Place - 17 Brentwick Street

Red-necked wallaby, swamp wallaby, black kite, brown goshawk and Australia hobby

Links to 7th Brigade Park and Marchant Park to the east of Chermside Hills Reserves to the west via Downfall Creek

1.9ha

March 2020
Drewvale Drewvale Bushlands -3156-3194 Beaudesert Road

Greater glider, powerful owl and squirrel glider

1.9ha

April 2017
Doolandella Armisfield Street Park - 24 Fred Pham Crescent

Squirrel glider, feather tailed glider and wedge-tailed eagle

2.1ha

April 2018
Doolandella Blunder Creek Reserve - 1202 Blunder Road

Squirrel glider, feather tailed glider and wedge-tailed eagle

4.9ha

February 2019
Karawatha Karawatha Forest - 183-205 Garfield Road

Powerful owl, green-thighed frog, wallum froglet and koala

Increase the area of Karawatha Forest

7.96ha

June 2016
Kholo 664 Lake Manchester Road

Feather tailed glider, koala, pale-vented bush-hen, powerful owl, white-bellied sea-eagle and wedge-tailed eagle

8ha

February 2017
Kuraby Kuraby Bushlands - 293 Compton Road

Powerful owl, wedge-tailed eagle, brown goshawk, green-thighed frog, wallum froglet, tusked frog, great brown broodfrog, green-striped frog, sugar glider, greater glider and koala

Links to Karawatha Forest Park via Compton Road Land Bridge and Slacks Creek

2.6ha

April 2020
Larapinta Sergeant Dan Stiller Memorial Reserve - 100 Logistics Place

Powerful owl, greater glider, grey headed flying fox and swamp wallaby

15.7 ha

May 2018
Lytton Sandy Camp Wetland Reserve - 115 Sandy Camp Road

Osprey, grey goshawk and buff-banded rail

Links to Brisbane River and Moreton Bay via Constellation Way Park

2.8ha

May 2020
McDowall Old Northern Road Park - 309-315 Old Northern Road

Koala, squirrel glider and swamp wallaby

1.24ha

April 2018
McDowall Savalas Street Park - 52 Savalas Street

Squirrel glider, swamp wallaby, koala and tusked frog

Links to the Cabbage Tree Creek corridor

0.9ha

November 2018
Mount Gravatt East Lambertia Close Park - 335 Pine Mountain Road

Koala and squirrel glider

1ha

February 2019
Mount Gravatt East Carrara Street Park - 68 Carrara Street and 8 Nurran Street

Koala

0.4ha

September 2019
Moggill John Sprent Reserve - 129 Ellerby Road

Koala, powerful owl and greater glider

0.638ha

April 2018
Parkinson Parkinson Bushland - 183 Johnson Road

Koala, squirrel glider, sugar glider and spotted tail quolls

0.57ha

April 2018
Ransome Mookin-Bah Reserve - 464A Chelsea Road

Spotted grass frog, great brown brood frog, sugar glider, squirrel glider, brown goshawk and koala

3.6ha

November 2016
Stretton Karawatha Forest Park West - 330 Kameruka Street Powerful owl, green-thighed frog, wallum froglet and koala

Increase the area of Karawatha Forest

4.5ha

November 2018
Upper Kedron Ross Road Park - 85-91 Ross Road

Great barred frog, common planigale, sugar glider, pale vented bush-hen and osprey

Links to D'Aguilar National Park

17.5ha

May 2020
Wakerley Mookin-Bah Reserve - 28-116 Greencamp Road

Spotted grass frog, great brown brood frog, sugar glider, squirrel glider, brown goshawk and koala

5.7ha

November 2016

Nest boxes

Council has installed many nest boxes at the environmental offset sites across Brisbane. Nest boxes are installed to supplement the existing tree hollows on environment offset sites. Nest boxes assist wildlife by providing suitable nesting and roosting places which are required by many of Brisbane’s fauna species.  

The provision of nest boxes is one way Council is providing wildlife habitat in line with Brisbane. Clean, Green, Sustainable 2017-2031

Last updated:5 September 2019