Cr Baberowski - Biodiversity grants available now!
  • Monday 01 February 2016

Funding is available to local private rural landholders for biodiversity protection. Possible projects include the installation of fencing to restrict stock access to vegetation and waterways, revegetation to restore degraded areas, control of environmental weeds and the modification of fencing to make it more wildlife-friendly. Submit an Expression of Interest online to have a council conservation officer visit your property to discuss the project in more detail. Expressions of interest close 5pm Monday, February 22. For further information visit council’s website or contact a grants officer on or 5420 8616.

Have your say on Racemosa

Racemosa Environmental Reserve was purchased by council in 2011 under the Environment Levy Land Acquisition program. Council has prepared a draft management plan detailing management actions required over the next 10 years. The draft plan is available to view at Beerwah, Caloundra, Maleny and Nambour libraries and council administration centres. Submissions must be made in writing to Sunshine Coast Council, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560 or by email before 4pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Better local landscapes

Council is supporting the Skilling Queenslanders program run by the Department of Education and Training.   Delivering employment opportunities to the long term unemployed, underemployed and people with a disability, program participants develop career skills while helping to build and maintain council assets in local communities. Local participants have made valuable contributions to improvement projects including landscape refurbishment work at the corner of Bellvista Boulevard and Caloundra Road, and at Woodgrove Estate, Beerwah.

First published in Range News February 1, 2016