Restoring Noosa’s iconic landscape

Taking action for Climate, for Country and for Noosa.

The Noosa Restoration & Reconciliation Project brings together climate action, reconciliation, and restoration of critical koala habitat in the iconic Noosa Hinterland. Through this project, Greenfleet will take action for climate, for Country and for Noosa.

Working together with the Kabi Kabi people, Traditional Owners of the Sunshine Coast region, Greenfleet is restoring more than 1,100 hectares of legally protected, native forest. By signing a momentous Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with the Kabi Kabi Peoples Aboriginal Corporation, we are working with Traditional Owners to restore Country. 

This landmark agreement represents a vital step toward the revegetation and ecosystem restoration of more than 1,100 hectares of cleared land, including former pine plantation in the Noosa hinterland on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. This project will deliver practical climate action and social and cultural benefits for the Kabi Kabi people, verified by the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.

By re-establishing a native biodiverse forest and creating protected koala habitat, Greenfleet will be building on an award-winning project initiated by Noosa Parks Association, with support from Noosa Shire Council, Noosa District Landcare, and the Queensland Government. 

"This is something that we’re going to be able to look back on, to see 2,400 hectares of land come across to national park, revegetated to capture some carbon, create wildlife connectivity, koala habitat, water quality advancements, Indigenous work, Kabi story lines. I think in my lifetime, this will be the single biggest environmental improvement that I see. It’s an exciting project.Phillip Moran, General Manager at Noosa District Landcare

Your impact: 

Your support of the Noosa Restoration & Reconciliation Project:

  • Protects our climate by restoring legally protected native forest 
  • Creates vital koala habitat 
  • Delivers verified social and cultural benefits for Traditional Owners
  • Replaces monoculture plantation with biodiverse native ecosystem

"This project has the potential to mitigate the impacts of climate change at an incredible scale - sequestering hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions. Combine that with a direct revenue stream for Traditional Owners, jobs on the ground and bringing Kabi Kabi people back to Country. It’s a rich and sustaining partnership that Greenfleet is very proud of." - Wayne Wescott, Greenfleet CEO

Together with Kabi Kabi people, who are the Traditional Owners of the Sunshine Coast region, Greenfleet has developed a new carbon offset with cultural and social co-benefits that are verified by the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.

"My hope for this project is that the Kabi Kabi have a viable working economy, based on the proper use of their country, which revitalises their culture at the same time."

"The reason why Traditional Owners are involved in these types of projects is to look after Country ... We believe that Greenfleet will support Traditional Owners in looking after Country – so it’s very much a win-win situation here.” - Rowan Foley, Aboriginal Carbon Foundation CEO

You can support the Noosa Restoration and Reconciliation Project here and find out what this project means to Kabi Kabi below.   

What this project means to Kabi Kabi

Watch the short videos below to learn more about why this project matters to Kabi Kabi people.