Land for Wildlife
We are also members of The Land For Wildlife program, which began in Victoria in 1981 and is part of the Logan City Council's Conservation Incentives Program (CIP). It was introduced in South East Queensland in 1998.
We continue to work in harmony with the Logan City Council’s Partnerships & Special Projects Team of the Environment & Sustainability Branch to continue to enhance, protect and manage wildlife habitat on the property.
In April 2013 Berrinba Sanctuary applied for a Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA). Through the CIP, Logan City Council works in partnership with landowners to set goals for enhancing, protecting and managing biodiversity on their properties. We look forward to the outcome of our application.
We are now registered as a hard-release site with Wildcare Australia for all wildlife and have successfully released Tawny Frogmouths this year.
The practice of organic farming was carried out on and taught on this land and the produce carted and sold to residents of Brisbane who supported the ideals promoted by the resident Aquarians. Aquarian Health Foods was the first company to also produce wheatmeal bread.
We also produced our own medicine selling its product from the property chemist.
In World War II Brisbane residents moved to the property from Brisbane for safety due to the fear of imminent threat of bombing by Japanese on Brisbane City.
Community from all over Brisbane were also entertained at our Movie Theatre and Dance Hall.
Browns Plains Fire Brigade
Our family started the Browns Plains Fire Brigade, with a fire truck and volunteers protecting the property, Park Ridge, Chambers Flat and other surrounding areas for 30 years.