Types of Wildlife Conservation Partnerships
The Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program offers five agreement types, each providing different levels of protection and assistance to encourage landowners to protect and improve the habitat quality of their land. All agreements are voluntary and have no effect on land ownership rights.
Working Towards Land for Wildlife
An entry level non-binding agreement that provides information and assistance with bushland restoration.
Land for Wildlife
A non-binding agreement that provides information and assistance for properties with retained habitat.
General Voluntary Conservation Agreement
A Voluntary Conservation Agreement is a legal agreement with Council which states the landowner's intention to conserve and enhance the natural assets of their property's wildlife habitat area. The agreement expires on change of ownership. The agreement provides all of the benefits of Land for Wildlife as well as an Annual Cash Management Assistance payment.
Higher Voluntary Conservation Agreement
This is similar to the General Voluntary Conservation Agreement and includes the reclassification of the area of land set aside for wildlife habitat to "conservation' zoning. This reclassification continues to protect the habitat area from development regardless of future ownership.
Voluntary Conservation Covenant
A Voluntary Conservation Covenant is the highest level of protection the Brisbane City Council can offer to private property owners for the long term conservation of their land. It is a legal agreement with Council which is registered on the property title and authorised under the Land Titles Act in perpetuity. It is also binding on subsequent owners of the land. The agreement provides all of the benefits of Land for Wildlife as well as an Annual Cash Management Assistance payment.
Join the program
Find out if your property is eligible and how to join the program.