Local and State laws are in place to protect trees and vegetation. These laws ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the quality of life that makes Redlands Coast special.
On privately owned land, trees may be protected by environmental overlays of the Redland City Plan or by Council's Local Law No. 6 (Protection of Vegetation). Read about regulations on clearing trees on private property
Vegetation may also be protected by the State government and you can find more information on vegetation management and regional ecosystems on the Queensland Government website for environment, land and water.
The value of trees and vegetation on Redlands Coast
There are many reasons Council encourages the community to treasure and nurture local vegetation. These include:
- helping to shape the natural beauty and colour that is Redlands Coast
- providing and protecting the habitat for plants and animals
- providing shade to buildings to reduce energy consumption
- historical, cultural, recreational and horticultural value
- helping complement, and provide a place and space for, recreational activities
- providing green space and protecting wildlife corridors
- protecting waterways, preventing erosion and helping improve air quality
- helping diminish traffic noise and providing environmental screens
- helping encourage a sense of peace and tranquillity.