The Flinders Peak to Moreton Bay corridor is a mosaic of lands under a variety of ownerships, tenure and jurisdictions. It links the western remnant habitats of White Rock/Flinders Peak Conservation Parks to the protected eastern habitats of Karawatha Forest and the Redland Shire’s Koala Coast.
The corridor includes the Greenbank Military Training Area, Oxley Creek, Bulimba Creek, the Leslie Harrison Dam Catchment and coastline. The central part of the corridor includes the Pooh Corner, Spring Mountain Wetland, Toohey Forest, Karawatha Forest Park, Kuraby Bushlands, Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve, Whites Hill Reserve, Belmont Hill and Parkinson Bushland.
Why is this corridor important?
The Flinders Peak to Moreton Bay corridor is one of the last green linkages connecting the rural mountainous areas near Flinders Peak, south of Ipswich, to the Moreton Bay coastline in Redland Shire.This corridor protects our precious biodiversity by providing linkages through which plants and animals can spread or forage, search for a mate or find a roosting habitat.
The corridor includes vegetation that provides habitat for some of Queensland’s rare and endangered species, such as the powerful owl, green-thighed frog, and five of the six types of gliders found in the state.
Green corridors also save millions of dollars in environmental services by reducing storm water run-off, ensuring water quality, controlling air pollution and enlarging the genetic pool.