Council helps power environmental excellence

A new environmental offset agreement between Energex and Sunshine Coast Council will see the rehabilitation of an ecologically important parcel of land at Peachester, a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland.

When native trees are unavoidably removed to make way for electricity infrastructure, Energex will seek to re-invest in the environment to ensure a net environmental outcome is achieved.

The offset agreement will see the rehabilitation of 9ha of open space at London Creek Environment Reserve, Peachester, which the Sunshine Coast Council purchased in 2010 using environmental levy funding.

The London Creek area is part of an important network of reserves linking to the Blackall Range, described as core habitat area by council’s Biodiversity Strategy 2010-2020.

All offset tree planting under the agreement will be undertaken using a range of local native species and guided by an agreed rehabilitation management plan.