Acquiring natural areas

Our Natural Area Acquisition Program purchases significant parcels of land. Its purpose is to ensure the long-term viability of our wildlife corridors and priority species.

The purchase and ongoing management of these parcels compliments the efforts of other landholders managing and protecting our city's natural assets.

The program focuses on securing sites in critical locations including:

  • corridor pinch points
  • areas of priority species habitat
  • linkages between high value strategic natural areas
  • conservation areas that are under greatest threat.

The program is funded by our Open Space including Koala Habitat Maintenance and Enhancement Separate Charge. Since 1999, we have invested over $53 million to acquire more than 4522 hectares of natural area.