Council and the state government have planted seven (7) hectares of legally protected koala food and habitat trees at Scouts Crossing Road Reserve.
This green infrastructure project has ecological connectivity to the South Pine River Habitat Corridor and provides an important stepping-stone refuge for local wildlife.
The plant community established includes ‘of concern’ regional ecosystem (RE) 12.3.11 - which is dominated by Queensland blue gum, grey gum and paperbark trees.
Koala food & habitat, stepping-stone refuge for wildlife, improved green infrastructure network function, forest and wetland ecosystems.
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About the Green Infrastructure Network Delivery
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
Green Infrastructure Network Delivery Program provides
economic, social and environmental benefits for Moreton Bay