Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program

""More than half of Brisbane's wildlife habitat is located on privately-owned land and conserving it is critical to the survival of our native wildlife. Landholders who join Brisbane City Council's Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program receive help and advice on revegetation, local flora and fauna species and how to conserve and restore wildlife habitat on their land.

The program is part of Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

Conservation partnership agreements

The program offers five agreement types, each providing a different level of protection and assistance. All agreements are voluntary and have no effect on land ownership rights:

They include:

  • Working Towards Land for Wildlife
  • Land for Wildlife
  • General Voluntary Conservation Agreement
  • Higher Voluntary Conservation Agreement
  • Voluntary Conservation Covenant.

Approximately 700 agreements protecting over 2,000 hectares of our most ecologically important privately-owned bushland and wetlands have been negotiated with land owners across Brisbane since 1996.

Benefits of the conservation agreements

Council offers the following services as part of an agreement:

  • expert advice and information on habitat management
  • help with plant identification and weed management
  • a property specific Bushland Property Management Plan
  • free workshops on habitat management topics
  • regular newsletters and fact sheets
  • free native flora and fauna reference books
  • free native plants
  • opportunities to meet like-minded people
  • a rebate on the Bushland Preservation Levy
  • an annual Cash Management Assistance payment (depending on the type of agreement signed).

Join the program

Find out if your property is eligible and how to join the program.

Funding

Members of Council’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which includes the Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program, are eligible to apply for Community Conservation Assistance to support on-ground bushland restoration activities on both private property and Council land. For more information phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

More information

For more information:

14 November 2016