Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative

Planting one million native plants by 2032.

The Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative is a Brisbane Sustainability Agency program, delivered in collaboration with Brisbane City Council and Greening Australia, to foster urban biodiversity in Brisbane with a target of planting one million native plants.

About the program

Growing the native biodiversity of Brisbane.

With the shared goal of improving natural habitat, Brisbane Sustainability Agency, Brisbane City Council and Greening Australia are working together to develop and deliver the Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative.

The initiative is supporting Council’s Brisbane. Clean, Green, and Sustainable 2017-2031 target of increasing natural habitat cover on mainland Brisbane to 40% by 2031, where 75% of the natural habitat will be connected and healthy. Planting one million native trees, shrubs and groundcovers by 2032 will work to reinstate urban wildlife habitat and restore wetlands and riverbanks within the Brisbane Local Government Area. In particular, restoration work will be undertaken at strategic ecological locations across the city that are vital for aquatic and terrestrial native wildlife movement and habitat.

Tree planting at Archerfield Wetlands in Brisbane’s south west.

Greening Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to restoring Australia’s diverse landscapes and protecting biodiversity in ways that benefit communities, economies, and nature. Reliant on corporate contributors, its Nature in Cities Initiative is a national program focused on outcomes such as growing a connected network of high-quality urban habitat and establishing cool, biodiverse and resilient refuges for people and wildlife.

Delivering the Vision

The first project of the Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative commenced in September 2023, with Greening Australia and Brisbane Sustainability Agency planting over 22,000 native plants for environmental restoration works at Archerfield Wetlands in Brisbane’s south. The regeneration of the Archerfield Wetlands site is a key outcome of the Oxley Creek Corridor Restoration Project. As part of this strategy, the Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative is working to implement the Archerfield Vegetation Management Plan.

Further projects associated with this initiative will be announced soon.

The Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative can help your organisation achieve its sustainability goals.

Whether it’s team tree-planting days or sponsoring land restoration projects, there are many ways that your business can get involved in the Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative to help achieve its environmental and social governance outcomes for improved sustainability.

More information

If you would like more information on the Biodiverse Brisbane Initiative, visit our frequently asked questions.

Alternatively, you can contact Brisbane Sustainability Agency directly at (07) 3007 7000 or email

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