Budget 2014-15: Maintaining parks and sports fields

Everyone loves our open spaces and parks and this year Council has committed approximately $22.6 million to maintain this land, including mowing, landscaping and conservation.

Council owns approximately 620 hectares of parkland, 11 hectares of streetscapes and 9,650 hectares of conservation land.

All of this land combined is equal to nearly three times the size of all Southern Moreton Bay Islands combined.

This funding also includes programs like our habitat protection program and waterways extension program.

Part of this funding is provided by Council’s environmental levy. Due to the large amount of conservation land Council has to maintain, this year’s Budget includes a slight increase to the environmental levy.