Draft Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge Management Plan

Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge is a council owned and managed environmental reserve - acquired by the former Caloundra City Council in 2001 and further expanded in 2004 with Australian Government National Reserve System (NRS) funding. The reserve contains core habitat and high biodiversity values and protects a key watershed area of the Mooloolah River catchment.

Council has prepared a draft management plan which marks the final step in reserve establishment and guides the reserve for future operational maintenance and management.

Purpose

The purpose of the management plan is to describe the ecological, cultural, social, and economic values of the reserve and provide the associated management actions required to maintain or enhance these values over the next 10 years.

Community engagement

The community were invited to provide feedback on the draft Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge Management Plan. Submissions closed 28 June 2019.

Where to from here

All feedback will be addressed and each respondent notified via email describing any changes that may have been adopted. The final plan will then be added to council's website.

Overview

Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge contributes 45.5 hectares of land to the regions’ conservation estate, protecting sub-tropical rainforest and eucalypt forest communities.

The draft Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge Management Plan is a comprehensive report based on flora and fauna surveys conducted at this site, and includes an assessment of the sites land-use history, current habitat condition, and any future opportunities for conservation. The management plan is subject to a 10 year review.

Contact

For more information, email NATURALAREAS@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge is a council owned and managed environmental reserve - acquired by the former Caloundra City Council in 2001 and further expanded in 2004 with Australian Government National Reserve System (NRS) funding. The reserve contains core habitat and high biodiversity values and protects a key watershed area of the Mooloolah River catchment.

Council has prepared a draft management plan which marks the final step in reserve establishment and guides the reserve for future operational maintenance and management.

Purpose

The purpose of the management plan is to describe the ecological, cultural, social, and economic values of the reserve and provide the associated management actions required to maintain or enhance these values over the next 10 years.

Community engagement

The community were invited to provide feedback on the draft Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge Management Plan. Submissions closed 28 June 2019.

Where to from here

All feedback will be addressed and each respondent notified via email describing any changes that may have been adopted. The final plan will then be added to council's website.

Overview

Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge contributes 45.5 hectares of land to the regions’ conservation estate, protecting sub-tropical rainforest and eucalypt forest communities.

The draft Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge Management Plan is a comprehensive report based on flora and fauna surveys conducted at this site, and includes an assessment of the sites land-use history, current habitat condition, and any future opportunities for conservation. The management plan is subject to a 10 year review.

Contact

For more information, email NATURALAREAS@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.