A Voluntary Conservation
Land For Wildlife
Click image to enlarge - Gamameka Land for Wildlife
Townsville City Council has recently adopted a new program called Land for Wildlife.
Land for Wildlife is a voluntary and legally non-binding scheme that allows landholders to register themselves on a network that offers free advice, field days and technical information about managing their property to provide habitats for native plants and animals.
|In Queensland the program is being managed by local government, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Greening Australia.|
The Land for Wildlife scheme originated in Victoria in 1981 and due to
it's success was introduced to South East Queensland in March 1998. The
objectives of the program in Townsville are: · to encourage and facilitate
community and landholder participation in nature conservation on private
and public land; and · to increase sustainable land management and biodiversity
Land for Wildlife (LFW) is a voluntary program that encourages
and facilitates community and landholder participation in nature conservation
on freehold and Council managed lands. The program commenced in Victoria
in the 1980's and has recently been expanded to an Australia wide program.
In Queensland LFW is being managed by Local Government and the Queensland
National Parks and Wildlife Service in association with Greening Australia.
Townsville City Council (TCC) collaborated with North Queensland Afforestation Association (NQAA) and other North Queensland Local Government's to establish a regional LFW program. The program has been funded since 1999 by the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT). TCC liaised with the Burdekin Shire Council (BSC) in 2001 to incorporate them into the 2001/2002 NHT project application. The application has since been approved with funds committed from the BSC and NHT and time committed from the Townsville LFW Coordinator (in-kind from TCC) and Townsville LFW Project Officer (NHT funded).
LFW in the Burdekin will be implemented via BSC and NHT funds. The Townsville
LFW Project Officer will conduct the on-ground property assessments and
the Townsville LFW Coordinator will conduct a liaison role and provide
the necessary reporting details to NQAA. NQAA will maintain the management
responsibility for the NHT funding component of the project.
Primary Goal - To develop LFW in the Burdekin and assist BSC to adopt LFW into it's environmental program.