The Enviroplan Levy is funded by ratepayers of Ipswich. Council uses the funds to implement the Ipswich Enviroplan Program and its associated projects and initiatives that protect and maintain vital ecosystems and natural environmental values.

The levy provides funding for a range of initiatives, programs and projects that protect and maintain vital ecosystems and natural environmental values, including:

  • Purchasing and protecting significant nature conservation land
  • Engaging and supporting the community
  • Building our understanding through research, planning and management activities
  • Delivering on-ground environmental projects and programs within conservation estates and reserves.

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Guiding documents

The levy assists in the delivery of the strategy’s actions through a range of activities that protect and maintain vital ecosystems and natural environmental values.

The Ipswich Enviroplan Program is guided by the Ipswich Nature Conservation Strategy 2015 (PDF, 2.2 MB), which provides direction for decision-making, prioritisation and implementation actions.

Ipswich City Council has adopted the Ipswich Enviroplan Policy (PDF, 407.3 KB), which informs the allocation of revenue generated from the levy and outlines the management of funding through Enviroplan.

Acquisitions

As of February 2021, the Enviroplan Levy has funded the purchase of 75 land parcels comprising a total of 5942ha which has been set aside for nature conservation. Over a 23 year period, more than $11.9M of Enviroplan funds has been invested in purchasing land.

Annual Progress Report

The Ipswich Enviroplan Annual Progress Report showcases the achievements for each financial year

Current report

View previous reports

Highlights from the 2020/2021 financial year

  • $831,000 invested into the purchase of a property adjacent to Mount Grandchester Conservation Estate, adding 63 hectares to the Natural Area Estate
  • $97,000 in Land Management Payments provided to 70 landholders
  • $63,000 in grants to 18 landholders
  • $20,000 in community grants
  • 376 participants in the Experience Nature events
  • 133 attendees to the Enviroforum online series
  • $115,000 in vegetation, flora and fauna monitoring (Bio-condition Assessment) in the Natural Area Estate
  • $1,300,000 on enhancement and protection capital projects in the Natural Area Estate
  • $434,000 invested into implementing fuel reduction across the Natural Area Estate
  • $108,000 in pest animal monitoring and management in the Natural Area Estate