Council recognises the significant contribution of residents, landowners and community groups to the conservation and enhancement of the region's natural resources and environment. Council seeks to deliver a range of positive environmental outcomes through a variety of programs which support the efforts of individuals and organisations.
The Scenic Rim One Million Trees Initiative is Council's flagship environmental program, with the goal of planting one million trees across the region by 2025. The program provides native trees to Scenic Rim residents, community groups, rural landholders and schools and aims to address issues of biodiversity loss by encouraging sustainable land practices, the restoration of waterways and beautification of the region.
The Habitat Protection Program provides support to property owners to help conserve the environment. The program plays a crucial role in creating better land management partnerships between Council, landowners and the community, and enhances the protection of the region's unique fauna and flora.
Provides funding to community groups, schools, business and individuals who are undertaking projects providing environmental services. Some examples of projects include riparian restoration, environmental education and awareness, environmental weed control and native flora planting.