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.


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 2021/2022 financial year

  • Adoption of the Natural Environment Policy and development of the Natural Environment Strategy
  • Completion of the Denmark Hill upgrade
  • Completion of Hardings Paddock facilities - Community Hut, Kup murri, trailhead
  • Community Open Day at Hardings Paddock including Kup murri cooking demonstration
  • $34,283 in grants provided to the community
  • $45,550 towards Little Liverpool Range Initaitive
  • Rollout of new Landholder Conservation Partnerships Program
  • $106,000 for pest animal monitoring and management
  • $331,800 towards landscape restoration works such as rehabilitation and weed management
  • Significant flood repair work to the track and trail network across Enviroplan conservation estates.