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Council Funding Helps Reinvigorate Stonebrooke Bushcare Group

28 September, 2015

Council Funding Helps Reinvigorate Stonebrooke Bushcare Group
Brisbane City Council is helping to restore natural areas in Bardon, providing $7,400 to control weeds and rehabilitate Simpsons Road, (Road Reserve) through this year’s Community Conservation Assistance (CCA) program.

Local Councillor Peter Matic said Council was providing more than half a million dollars to support local environment groups to help restore natural bushland areas across the city.

“Council is delivering weed removal and rehabilitation projects to support the efforts of Habitat Brisbane and Catchment Groups as well as private landholders registered within the Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program,” Cr Matic said.

“It recognises the importance our community groups and private landholders have in protecting and enhancing Brisbane’s natural environment, particularly the on-the-ground works these groups are delivering to remove invasive weeds species and restore natural habitats.
“Weeds are one of the major threats to biodiversity, smothering native plants and removing food and shelter for our wildlife so it is important that we support these kinds of activities.”

Cr Matic said funding would be used to employ contractors in the areas suggested by the community to remove weeds and restore native bushland.

“Any assistance provided through this program will help vital groups such as The Stonebrooke Buschcare Group deliver and expand current projects, which is an enormous benefit to our city,” he said.
“Council is committed to preserving Brisbane’s biodiversity and maintaining our natural environment as part of our vision for a clean, green city, and local groups such B4C support this vision.”
Work is expected to commence in late 2015 to coincide with the summer growing season when weed treatment is most effective, with follow up treatments to occur next year to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.

Council manages over 8000 hectares of natural areas within a total park estate of more than 14,000 hectares.

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