Conservation incentives program

Through the Conservation Incentives Program, we partner with landowners to help them manage the natural areas of their property.

Our support programs can give you access to:

  • free plants, nest boxes and herbicide
  • land management and technical advice for your property
  • newsletters and information
  • free educational events like workshops and open days.

To check if your property is eligible, please download our Conservation Incentives Program Brochure (PDF 4 MB).

For more information about our Conservation Incentives Program please fill in our online enquiry form, email us at environment@logan.qld.gov.au or call us on 07 3412 3412.

Habitat Connections

Habitat Connections is a free program for residents with backyards located in nature corridors and along waterways.

Residents who join this program can get support to create backyards that are wildlife friendly.

Habitat Connections members receive:

  • free native plants each year to attract local wildlife
  • expert advice from Council officers to help create a wildlife-friendly backyard
  • access to resources to learn about weeds, native plants and wildlife
  • access to workshops and activities about relevant topics
  • a Habitat Connections sign to display on their fence.

Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a free, voluntary program to help manage wildlife habitat on private property. To be eligible, your property needs to be at least 10,000 m2 (1 hectare).

Land for Wildlife members receive:

  • an annual incentive package, including a choice of free native plants, land management items and nest boxes (subject to availability)
  • expert advice from Council officers to:
    • restore disturbed or degraded land
    • manage weeds and pest animals
    • create wildlife corridors
    • improve water quality in creeks and rivers
    • reduce risks of bushfire
    • help threatened species.
  • access to workshops and activities about relevant topics
  • eligibility to apply for funding to help with on-ground land management projects under the EnviroGrants program’s On-ground Ecosystem Restoration category
  • a Land for Wildlife sign to display on their fence.

Land for Wildlife is a popular national program which is available throughout South East Queensland. To see what’s happening in other areas, visit the Land for Wildlife website or the Land for Wildlife Facebook page.

Voluntary Conservation Agreements (VCA) and Voluntary Conservation Covenants (VCC)

Voluntary Conservation Agreements and Covenants are formal agreements between Council and landowners designed to give a higher level of support to improve and manage natural areas on private property.

In addition to receiving all the benefits listed for the Land for Wildlife program above, a formal agreement allows our partners to:

  • access annual Council grants to fund conservation work on their property
  • receive an Environmental Levy exemption on their rates.

The following agreements are available to landowners whose properties contain significant biodiversity values that they wish to conserve for the future:

To apply, your property must contain at least 1 hectare of good quality native vegetation and must contribute to the conservation value of the city.

Voluntary Restoration Agreements

Voluntary Restoration Agreements (VRA) help to improve vegetation cover along the banks of our waterways and the Logan and Albert Rivers. This formal agreement supports our River Recovery program. In addition to receiving all the benefits listed for the Land for Wildlife program above, this formal agreement allows our partners to:

  • access annual Council grants to fund conservation work on their property
  • access additional free native plants to restore  the waterway on their property.

We have developed an Introductory Guide to Property Management Planning (PDF 10 MB) in Logan to help landowners.

For more information about any of our Conservation Incentives Program partnerships, please fill in our online enquiry form, email us at environment@logan.qld.gov.au or call us on 07 3412 3412.