Habitat Brisbane

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

Oxley Creek Catchment Association (OCCA)

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

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

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.

Weed Identification

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.