Environmental Levy Program
A regional $25 environmental levy was introduced to help preserve the Fraser Coast's unique natural environment.
Funds from the levy allowed Council to purchase environmentally significant lots.
To date Council has purchased six properties.
The environmental levy was expanded in the 2010/2011 Budget to provide critical funding to address a broader range of environmental issues facing the Fraser Coast but still includes the option for future purchase of land.
Buying land is not the only method Council is using to protect environmentally significant land.
We are developing a regional planning scheme and land use strategy which will provide a planning framework for improved protection of significant natural areas.