New Bridgeman Downs Homeowners Eligible for 4 Free Native Plants

Did you know that new homeowners in Bridgeman Downs are eligible to get four free native plants to spruce up their gardens?

Bridgeman Downs is one of nine targeted suburbs in North Brisbane whose residents may request the vouchers under the city’s Free Native Plants Program, provided they have just moved into their new dwelling in the current financial year.

Also eligible are new residents of Bracken Ridge, Carseldine, Everton Park, Fitzgibbon, Hendra, McDowall, Nudge and Taigum.

Tenants who apply for the free native plants must provide approval from the owner of the property and ensure that this complies with their tenancy agreement. 

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Applications for residents may be done two ways. The first option is at council libraries, including pop-up or mobile libraries, the ward office, or the Council Regional Business Centre. If the application is in order, the resident will receive a stamped Free Native Plants voucher that they may be presented at participating retail nurseries. The voucher is good for two native plants.

The second option is to apply at the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, Chermside West or at the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre in Karawatha, where they can immediately receive another pair of native plants upon approval.

The range of native plants on offer includes ground covers, tufting plants and grasses, climbers like the Wonga-wonga, shrubs like tea tree or Lillypilly, and shaded trees like the Lemon-scented myrtle. Some plants, however, may not be available for the season but can be replaced with a similar type.