Council’s Community Nursery, located at the Cordingley Street Depot in Yeppoon, produces local provenance native plants mainly for the purpose of restoring local native vegetation communities. The Community Nursery is run with the help of volunteers.
have improved chances of survival as they are adapted to the local environment,
require less water and maintenance than exotic plants or Australian native plants from different environments, have excellent streetscape potential,
are an essential habitat and food source for local wildlife,
will not become environmental weeds, and are an effective means of preventing soil and beach erosion.
Provenance plants are propagated from the Nursery seed bank, grown to order and sold in 50mm tubes. Plants are available for Council projects, and may be purchased by developers, organisations and the general public.
For plant prices and specific details regarding ordering of plants, or to enquire about volunteering at the Nursery, please contact the Nursery Supervisor Nick Smith on 0438 149 460.