Search:



Clear Mountain land protected

Posted: 8am 17 Dec 2020

An ecologically significant parcel of land at Clear Mountain will be preserved for native flora and fauna thanks to an agreement between the owners and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The 6ha parcel is part of a 9ha privately owned property.

The owners, who wish to remain anonymous, have entered into a Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA) with Council, preserving the 6ha in perpetuity.

Mayor Peter Flannery says it is a significant contribution to the environment of the region.

“The generous landowners don’t want to be identified, this is an entirely ecological decision on their part and they aren’t doing it for any recognition,” Mayor Flannery says.

“We are humbled and happy to work with them to ensure the environmental values of their land are protected for future generations.”

Critical link

Mayor Flannery says Clear Mountain is a critical link between developed areas such as Eatons Hill and Warner, out to the western hinterland

“The environmental value of this property to our biodiversity and fauna can’t be understated, especially as we work to improve and connect the wildlife corridors around our region,” he says.

The Clear Mountain property will be the 15th to have a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with Council, adding to the 185ha of land under protection through the program.

Significant contribution

Cr Cath Tonks, whose division covers Clear Mountain, says the agreement is significant for the area.

“I would like to thank the property owners for their generous and personal contribution,” Cr Tonks says.

“This area plays an important role for animal habitat.”

An officers’ report to Council says the landowners have been part of Council’s Land for Wildlife program since 2013, and have transformed the property into an area of high value vegetation.

“Council will support the landholders with access to financial incentives and expert advice to help manage the covenant area,” Mayor Flannery says.

Protecting threatened species

The program supports landowners to protect and enhance habitat for threatened flora and fauna species such as koalas, greater gliders, glossy black cockatoos, grey-headed flying foxes, giant barred frogs, powerful owls and marbled frogmouths, as well as long-nosed potoroos and short-beaked echidnas.

Voluntary Conservation Agreements are a legally binding agreement between Council and a landholder to protect the environmental values on the landholder’s property forever.

Read more local news here.

Share

Trending

Dining Gems to Discover in Petrie

A homely and relaxed cafe, and 1950s-style rock'n'roll-inspired diner — these are just two of the dining gems you'll find in Petrie…

Cool twist for Chilli Coffee

It’s iced coffee, but not as you know it! Moreton Bay Region’s Chilli Coffee has joined forces with 4 Real Milk to produce a beverage that will leave you wanting more.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   1-8-2021  •   Kylie Knight

COVID-19 UPDATE: Nine new cases

There have been nine new cases detected of COVID-19's Delta variant in the community in the past 24 hours and all are linked to the Indooroopilly cluster. Here's the latest from this morning's press conference.…

Local News   •   31-7-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Community rallies to support producers

The community has rallied to support producers devasted by the snap lockdown and cancellation of this weekend’s Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. They have bought about $10,000 worth of produce and will collect it tomorrow at Dayboro and Samford.…

Local News   •   31-7-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Students ready to hack into data for skills test

USC Engineering and Computer Science students will hack into open government data next month to find solutions to real-world problems at GovHack, which is being hosted by USC Moreton Bay for the first time.…

Local News   •   31-7-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Lockdown forces events to cancel

The snap three-day lockdown, which takes effect at 4pm today has forced the cancellation of many big and small events across the region. Here’s a list…

Local News   •   31-7-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Snap three-day lockdown from 4pm

Moreton Bay Region is one of 11 council areas going into a snap three-day lockdown from 4pm today. It comes as Deputy premier Steven Miles announced seven new cases in Queensland in the last 24 hours.…

Local News   •   31-7-2021  •   Kylie Knight

‘80s party vibe strikes a chord

Redcliffe-based band the Killtoys have found inspiration in the pop/new wave vibes of the 1980s for their latest single and it seems the punters are loving it.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close