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Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program
Location
Ha
Purchase Purchase Strategic Land and Biodiversity Values
Price
Date
Burgess Ave Maleny
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Lot 5 RP 205209
71 Burgess Ave,
MALENY
13.4
$970K
Feb 2016
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This acquisition is located on the north western boundary of the
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (MCSR).
It protects a number of habitat trees and patches of remnant
vegetation and through future rehabilitation and offsetting
activities can provide greater landscape connectivity.
This property assists to protect and expand the existing habitat of
the MCSR, including subtropical rainforest, and provides
opportunities to facilitate a range of complementary social and
economic outcomes.
London Creek Environmental Reserve (3)
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183 MacDonalds
Rd, BALD KNOB

63.5
$525K
Feb 2016
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This acquisition is located adjacent to the Environment Levy
acquired London Creek Environmental Reserve, which is
considered to be one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the
upper Stanley River catchment area.
The acquisition protects additional habitat including priority
eucalypt and rainforest communities that support native wildlife
populations, such as the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus).
This reserve will assist to protect water quality of London Creek,
which supports endangered and significant species, including the
giant barred frog (Mixophyes iteratus) and the mountain
freshwater crayfish (Euastacus urospinosus).
Tall Gums Environmental Reserve

Lot 97 SP263994
Wilsons Rd,
ILKLEY

59.5
$890K
Nov 2013
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Expands the protected area provided by the adjacent council
reserves of Tanawha Tall Gums Nature Refuge and the
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden.
Property contains threatened rainforest and eucalypt vegetation
communities which are not adequately protected on the coast.
Contains the headwaters of Mountain Creek Contributes to a
corridor stretching from the range to the coast which is important
for wildlife movement
Area identified as koala bushland habitat by the State
government.
Tuan Environmental Reserve
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
Chinaman Creek
Rd, CAMBROON

27.3
$300K
Sept 2013
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
Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program
‘Tuan’ is the common name for phascogale which is an iconic
species found on the reserve.
Assists to consolidate the region’s largest core habitat area by
expanding on Maleny National Park.
Contains poorly conserved melaleuca, eucalypt and rainforest
communities including the critically endangered lowland rainforest
Provides habitat for a very high diversity of mammal species
including brush-tailed phascogale, bettong, black-breasted button
quail and glossy black cockatoo.
Recognised as a koala habitat Nature Refuge under the State
government program.
Location
Ha
Purchase Purchase Strategic Land and Biodiversity Values
Price
Date
Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve

LOT 436CG491
Doonan Bridge
Rd,
VERRIERDALE

252.7
2M
Aug 2013
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
Assists to protect the National Estates Noosa-Maroochy Wallum
Corridor which is one of the most important habitat areas on the
coast.
Contains poorly conserved and endangered vegetation
communities including the Commonwealth listed coastal lowland
rainforest ecological community.
Property is likely to provide essential habitat for threatened
species.
Property consolidates Council’s Doonan Creek Bushland
Conservation Reserve and Noosa National Park as well as
nearby Doonan Wetland Conservation Area.
Mt Ninderry Environmental Reserve
Lot 367CG286
Mountain View
Court. NINDERRY



60.3
2.6M
Aug
2013


Consolidates the Mt Ninderry Bushland Conservation Reserve
Both indigenous and community significance
Forms part of the regions third largest core habitat area which
includes the National Estates Noosa-Maroochy Wallum Corridor.
Identified as potential koala bushland habitat
Contributes to the protection of rainforest and eucalypt
communities that are considered to be threatened and poorly
conserved on the coast.
London Creek Environmental Reserve (2)

Part of Lot 12
SP142627
MacDonalds Rd,
PEACHESTER
40.2
$900K
Mar 2012
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
Triunia Environmental Reserve
Lot 5 & 8
RP269855
Curruthers Rd
46.4
$600K
WEST
WOOMBYE
Racemosa Environmental Reserve

Mar 2012 

Lot 456 CG2857
Hardwood
Rd
101.8
$950K
Dec 2011
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LANDSBOROUGH
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Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program
Core Habitat Area as identified by Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010-2020
Links to past Environment Levy acquisition property
Forms part of a corridor of remnant vegetation that connects Mt
Mellum to Booroobin / Upper Stanely via London Creek
Contributes to the protection of London Creek catchment values
Core Habitat mapped by the Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010 – 2020
Adjoins the previously acquired Triunia Environment Levy
Conservation Area and contiguous with Truinia National Park and
Truinia Bushland Conservation Reserve
Core Habitat Area identified by Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010-2020
Contributes to the protection of Mellum Creek catchment values
Representative coastal lowland remnant vegetation cleared for
pine plantation and development
Variety of habitats including wetlands, heathlands and Scribbly
Gum forest with extensive hollow formation
Location
Ha
Purchase Purchase Strategic Land and Biodiversity Values
Price
Date
Kirbys Road Environmental Reserve
Lot 176 MCH798
& Lot 178
MCH865 Kirbys
Rd
OBI OBI

213.4
Aug
2011
$2M

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Secures a strategic link within the landscape between existing
protected areas - Maleny and Kondilila National Park
Core Habitat Area identified by Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010-2020
Within the Obi Obi sub-catchment with natural watercourses
traversing the sites
Annie Hehir Environmental Reserve

Lot 4 RP840233
Annie Hehir Rd
PEACHESTER
45
May
2011
$1.2M
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
Core Habitat Area as identified by Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010-2020 and protects endangered and of concern
remnant vegetation
Protects a threatened ecological community
Borders major waterway, Stanley River and habitat for significant
flora and fauna species
London Creek Environmental Reserve (1)

Lot 735 C311190
MacDonalds Rd
PEACHESTER
64.8
Aug
2010
$1.625M

Core Habitat Area as identified by Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010-2020 and links to past Environment Levy
acquisition property
Forms part of a corridor of vegetation that connects Mt Mellum to
Booroobin/Upper Stanley via London Creek
Coolum Creek Environmental Reserve

Lot 3 & 4
RP27017
Burtons Rd
MAROOCHY
RIVER
36.4
$3.09M
2008/2009
Environment Levy Land Acquisition Program
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Within Noosa – Maroochy Wallum Corridor recognised on the
National Estate and contributes to waterway catchment values by
buffering Coolum Creek and Maroochy River
Core Habitat Area as identified by Sunshine Coast Biodiversity
Strategy 2010-2020
$1.45M successful Commonwealth Government funding towards
acquisition under the Caring for Our Country National Reserve
Initiative