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Community Environment Program Community Environment Program

The Community Environment Program (CEP) provides opportunities for residents to actively participate in the maintenance and management activities of bushland and open spaces, as well as environmental awareness programs including events and education. 

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The CEP aims to form long-lasting positive partnerships between Council, the community and special interest groups through a joint commitment to help maintain, protect and enhance Fraser Coast's reserve and open space network for present and future generations.


Currently, there are 12 CEP groups across the Fraser Coast region including:

Who can participate?

Anyone can join the Community Environment Program.

Volunteers should have a keen interest in caring for reserves and open spaces, enjoy working outdoors, want to learn about the environment and gain new skills, and enjoy working in teams.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to become involved in some of the following activities:

  • restoring natural areas including tree planting and weed control;
  • assessing the health of reserves and open spaces;
  • project planning, implementation and monitoring;
  • fauna and flora observations and recording
  • facilitate and participate in various events such as World Environment Day and National Tree Day; and
  • seed collection and propagation.

To become a volunteer please read our CEP Guidelines (PDF,5.2MB) and complete the Community Environment Program application form (PDF, 138kB) and return to Council via post, PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay 4655 or email

Contact us

For more information, contact Council's Community Environment Officer on 1300 79 49 29.