Council recognises that Scenic Rim boasts a unique natural environment and is committed to proactively working to preserve and enhance it in partnership with the community.
Biodiversity is crucial to the region as it contributes to the ecological balance that our important agricultural and tourism industries require to operate. In addition to being an important food bowl for the nation, the Scenic Rim’s native bushland, national parks and waterways represent the vital organs of the wider region. Council acknowledges the role of landholders, particularly primary producers, and the community as stewards of the local environment.
The Scenic Rim Regional Council Biodiversity Strategy 2015-2025 is a 10-year framework to inform Council planning and operational activities including the development and implementation of the Planning Scheme and policies.
Waterway health is a priority for the region and is measured through the Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program. Find out how we are protecting the waterways and wetlands of the Scenic Rim.
Flora and fauna
The region provides habitat for many flora and fauna species, including threatened, migratory and iconic species such as the koala.
Council implements a number of sustainability programs to preserve biodiversity in the region. Find out more about these programs.
Resilient Rivers Initiative
The Resilient Rivers Initiative 2015-2025 was launched in December 2014 with the aim of improving the health of South East Queensland's catchments, rivers and Moreton Bay through collaboration.
Pest plants and weeds
Environmental pests and weeds can destroy the natural diversity of the region. Find out how we are managing these threats.