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[QLD] Free Native Plants for Residents @ Brisbane City Council

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This has been posted in the past but not for a long while and it was marked as expired for whatever reason. Quite a nice initiative I reckon.

HOT TIP: I claimed this yesterday as a BCC resident and the particular nursery I went to (Oxley) offers an additional two plants to the two that Brisbane City Council offers, to make a total of four free plants.

Additionally, you can get four free plants if you have built a brand new home in one of the eligible suburbs listed on the website.

Brisbane City Council’s Free Native Plants program offers a range of plants to enable the community to cultivate a greener and more sustainable Brisbane. The native species provided through the program will help grow our city’s urban forest and support wildlife.

Brisbane residential ratepayers, residential tenants, public housing and Defence Housing residents can claim two free native plants each financial year (July to June).

How to apply
1. Visit a library (except mobile libraries), Council Regional Business Centre or ward office and present a paid rates notice or written authority from the current financial year from the property owner or property manager. Public housing and Defence Housing residents must provide evidence of a recent rental payment.
2. You will receive an approved stamped Free Native Plants voucher.
3. Visit a participating retail nursery and exchange your voucher for two free native plants.
Residential ratepayers and residential tenants will be required to obtain a Free Native Plants voucher before visiting a participating retail nursery. Due to privacy reasons, residential rates notices are not accepted directly at participating retail nurseries for the Free Native Plants program.

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Comments

  • +19

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

    • +2

      Well, shit. Deleted my second comment without seeing everyone else's lmao.

      • +11

        no tangible benefit

        Additional native plants are tangible.

        Why would you pay (ratepayer) money for them?

        Rates were not increased when this scheme was introduced, its just an added freebie to help green the state.

      • +19

        It convinces people to plant native plants in urban areas where many would be likely to choose non-native species. Native plants in turn provide habitat and food for many native animals, improving the biodiversity in urban settings. They are also generally more suited to the Australian climate and therefore require less water, pesticides, and maintenance.

            • +6

              @MasterScythe: Don't bother arguing with this chump. One look at his post/comment history is all it took for me to realise that this guy is walking bag of salt. Very, very fun at parties.

              • +4

                @tacos4brekkie: Im aware.

                He usually puts the onus of doing his research, onto someone else; then argues against social enterprise. While he's enjoying data he didnt pay for? Just a hypocrite.

                I mean, his username is about how the senate term was moved from January to July?
                I'm all for parliamentary efficiency, but our first amendment is really quite unimportant.

                Perhaps he's implying the same of his posts?

  • +9

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +9

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +8

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +8

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +8

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +8

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +11

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things.. hang on, wtf is going on?! BCC is mind-controlling me! UGH!

  • +8

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things.. hang on, wtf is going on?! BCC is mind-controlling me! UGH! …. wait a minute…

  • +8

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +9

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • -3

    Make sure you check the maximum height of the plant, and your council Tree Management rules
    You may not allow to remove it once it reaches certain height.
    Our Hornsby council sent out a letter : "If you don't opt out, we will plant a tree in your front lawn. :-o What the…..

    • +3

      Surely they mean on the nature strip.

    • +1

      Just make sure if it's a really cool scheme.

  • +4

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +4

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +2

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +3

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +6

    Just remember plants are living things. Don’t get them because they’re free and it sounds like a great idea at the time. Plants are a life long commitment, so just because you’re stuck in isolation and feeling lonely doesn’t mean you should have one.

    I can’t stand thinking of the poor trees and shrubs who get left outside the nursery at all hours of the night desperate for soil and water when you get out and don’t wanna deal with watering and pruning anymore 🥺

    • Lolllll

      • You laugh, but joking or not he's not wrong…

    • Don’t steal honey from bees either people 😉

  • +3

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +3

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +2

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • +2

    NOTE: To get four free plants for new homes you need to email Brisbane City Council.

  • +2

    Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too. fk u

  • +2

    They do this in the ACT too when you buy a new block of land for your home.

    • Back in the day wage I built a house there it was 27 natives.

      Would have liked a few non natives myself.

  • Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too. Lol.

  • Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

  • Really cool scheme. Looks like a few councils are doing similar things too (some free, some rebates). Definitely look into your local council to see if they're doing something too.

    How big are the plants?

    • All the ones I've collected are sappling sized and I've collected from two different nurseries.

  • List of free plants. Am I seeing this right? You can get literal trees?

  • Cheers!

  • Anyone manage to successfully get them while renting? I don't have receipt for rates because my landlord pays that. But obviously he doesn't claim the trees for my unit either

    • you want to plant a native tree in your unit, I'd recommend an ironbark

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