Protecting the natural environment
Brisbane’s beautiful, natural environment makes our city one of Australia's best places to live and work. However, with our growing population, there is a greater pressure on the natural environment and resources. Some important native vegetation is already close to extinction. Working together to protect the natural environment will help future generations to continue enjoying Brisbane's healthy, outdoors lifestyle.
Some of the ways Brisbane City Council helps to preserve and protect our natural environment include:
- street tree planting initiative
- Invasive Species Management
- Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program
- Natural Assets Local Law 2003
- Bushland Preservation Levy
- Creek Catchment Program
- Habitat Brisbane
- Environment centres and the Environment Centres' School Learning Program.
You can help us to preserve Brisbane’s precious natural environment by:
- identifying and remove weeds in your garden
- making a conservation agreement if your property has remnant native bushland
- collecting two free native plants from Council for your garden
- coming along to green events
- finding out about design, conservation and composting in the Green Gardening in Brisbane guide.
- visiting Councils' Environment centres at Boondall Wetlands and Downfall Creek
- taking care when visiting our bushland reserves.
Caring for our natural areas
Find out how to care for Council's bushland reserves through responsible park use on our Caring for our bushland reserves page.
Local community involvement
There are a range of initiatives and projects you can join to help protect and improve our natural environment: