Trees, plants and animals

Noosa Council ensures the vegetation and animals in the shire are protected or managed by applying various programs and regulations:

  • Council has developed a Tree Management on Public Land Policy for the protection, management, enhancement and maintenance of the trees on public land within the Noosa Shire
  • regulate vegetation removal of plants and trees from private land
  • management flying fox programs
  • support numerous rescue and rehabilitation wildlife carers in the region to assist with injured wildlife
  • Council has developed a Koala Conservation Plan(PDF) to help conserve the Shire's Koalas and protect their habitat
  • undertakes a Biosecurity Surveillance Program on urban and rural properties across the Dhire in collaboration with landholders
  • a Biodiversity Assessment Report has been prepared to identify and map biodiversity values, key threats, conservation initiative and priorities
  • manage a range of programs for the control of pest animals throughout the Shire using trapping and targeted poison baiting programs
  • Council encourages and supports community efforts to help conserve one of Noosa's - and Australia's - threated species...the Glossy Black smallest and rarest of the Black Cockatoos. Glossy Black-Cockatoo food trees can be found in various parts of the shire, including the 118-hectare Girraween Estate. For more information, read the Girraween Estate History and Ecology brochure.
  • Council is aware of community interest regarding an aged care development on Grasstree Court at Sunrise Beach. Council has provided a fact sheet that explains the process and conditions placed on this development within the Girraween Estate.
  • Strategic actions and priorities for focussed weed and pest management