Council manages approximately 3,000 hectares of native bushland throughout the Shire for conservation purposes. These natural areas contain a diversity of vegetation types and provide valuable habitat for native animals. They form corridors and refuge areas for the movement of wildlife within the Shire and beyond.
Noosa Shire also has numerous recreational parks, including the beautiful Noosa Botanic Gardens at Lake Macdonald. For more information, visit the Recreational Parks page.
Bushland reserves also provide a green addition to built-up urban areas and offer opportunities for the community to enjoy nature-based recreation.
What degrades bushland reserves?
Weed invasions, various land use encroachments, inappropriate recreational use and feral animals impact on the environmental and social values of bushland reserves.
Ongoing management in the form of weed and pest control as well as fire-trail maintenance is required to protect these values now and for future generations.
How can residents help?
- Are you a good bushland neighbour? [591KB]
- Dumping of garden waste [762KB]
- Become a bushland care volulnteer