THE State government wants to hear from landowners in Redland City interested in selling their property for koala habitat.
Redland was one of 10 councils targeted in the land-buying scheme, which the state claims is part of a six-month action plan.
Environment Minister Andrew Powell said the government had allocated $22.5 million over the next three years to buy land for koala protection.
He said the government wanted to buy land for the long-term protection of koalas and was inviting expressions of interest from property owners.
Mr Powell said where possible, the land would also be available to the public for recreational use and to see koalas in the wild.
Others councils targeted were Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Ipswich and Somerset.
Expressions of interest would be competitively assessed against a range of criteria including habitat.
"With koalas listed as vulnerable to extinction in south-east Queensland, increasing the protection of their habitat through programs such as this is vital for the long-term survival of this iconic species," Mr Powell said.
Expressions of interest opened on August 14 and will close on October 31.
For details: www.ehp.qld.gov.au or telephone 3330 6317.