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Run under the auspices of the Brisbane City Council, the Habitat Brisbane program helps community groups restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along waterways.

Habitat Brisbane groups also help to protect, monitor and increase native flora and fauna populations, especially rare and threatened species. The groups' tasks include:

  • removing weeds and rubbish
  • establishing native plants
  • reporting new sightings of wildlife including squirrel gliders, koalas, wallabies, microbats and boobook owls
  • reducing illegal dumping through community awareness and education

improving the attractiveness of natural areas for visitors

drawing people together to create an increased sense of community

OCCA's Mission Statement is to protect and enhance the natural environment and resources of the catchment of 
Oxley Creek by advocating, educating and participating in catchment management.

The activities of the Oxley Creek Catchment Association (OCCA) support the vision of key 
organisations working to enhance the natural environment of South East Queensland, in particular:

    • Brisbane City Council (BCC) whose vision of a ‘Clean, green city’ includes the target to 'restore 40% of Brisbane to natural habitat by 2026’
    • The South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership whose 2007-2012 Strategy is 

an integrated set of action plans which contains committed actions to maintain and improve 

    the health of SEQ waterways by:
    • o protecting and conserving high ecological value waterways, improving catchment health
    • o reducing urban and non-urban diffuse source pollution, and decreasing point source
    • pollution
    • o increasing the commitment and capacity of the general community
  • Implementing the SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan 2009 – 2031 which contains targets for waterway maintenance, enhancement and restoration.

Society for Growing Australian Plants - The SGAP website is a valuable resource for residents wishing to select and obtain suitable native plants for their gardens, or to learn generally about the propagation of native plants.

View a Development Application Service - is operated by the Brisbane City Council, and allows people to view all information about any current development application submitted to Council.

The Brisbane City Council has an excellent website which will assist you to identify any weeds by their characteristics and view photos of them.  It is a comprehensive site, very easy to navigate and with a great deal of information about a large variety of weed species.

Not only does the site contain an excellent search tool based on the appearance and characteristics of individual weeds but it provides a wealth of information on weed classification and treatment methods.

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Global warmingOur end of year celebrations were held on Sunday 2 December 2018 8.30 to 11.30am at Pooh Corner.

The highlight was the excellent display of native animals from Geckos Wildlife.  The highlight of all the highlights was a very friendly wombat.



Save the trees from deer damage with knitted tree protectors !

 Feral deer often strip the bark off native trees in urban bushland and also off street trees around Brisbane. 

Jindalee Bushcare Group, which restores large areas of the Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve, is putting
knitted protectors around trees whose trunks have been partially stripped by feeding deer. This is to
prevent further damage to the trees and to save them from being completely ringbarked which would kill
them. So far, this experiment has been successful!
There are so many affected trees, that the group would  appreciate some help in knitting the protectors.
Get out your yarn left over from knitting winter  and start knitting! Or you can crochet…

  pdf For further information and to download the simple knitting pattern, please click here. (852 KB)