Council has planted 5 hectares of legally protected koala food & habitat trees and supporting understorey at the Dakabin Waste Management Facility on Old Gympie Road at Dakabin.
This green infrastructure project delivers an important local wildlife corridor linkage which connects to the environmental reserve on Goodwin Road.
The plant community established is endangered regional ecosystem (RE) 12.5.3 which is dominated by scribbly gum, iron bark and she-oak trees.
Koala food & habitat, wildlife corridor connectivity, improved green infrastructure network function, endangered plant community.
View a short video of the project.
About the Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program
Council’s Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program improves road safety for motorists and wildlife by constructing fauna movement underpasses, fauna rope bridges, roadside (animal exclusion) fencing, animal refuge poles, nest box habitat, pavement stencilling for driver awareness, monitoring equipment and habitat enhancement around these capital investments.
In addition, the green infrastructure network program delivers large-scale tree planting projects (environmental offsets) to counterbalance the impact of council projects; and street tree planting to reduce the urban heat island effect & increase ecological connectivity.
Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program provides economic, social and environmental benefits for Moreton Bay Region.