Although the very High conservation values are well known by authorities they are not officially recognised or acknowledged and recorded. The unique habitat zone called Bahrs Scrub covers suburbs / regions of Belivah, Bahrs Scrub, Windaroo, and Holmview. It is zoned under the current SEQ Regional Plan as a Major Development Area MDA for 11,000 dwellings - to match a density ratio per hectare nominated by state government.
Neighbouring areas have already been expanding under non-sustainable development practices with impacting infrastructure and mass clearing of forested areas. Koalas and platypus are know to live in the area as they are frequently seen. There is an existing Conservation Park which is very limited and threatened by urban encroachment as there are no buffers. Being home to rare, threatened, vulnerable, and endangered species of flora and fauna, including koala and platypus has not yet afforded the guarenteed protection one would expect in a contemporary society.
Newly discovered in 2008, unique flora species have recently been found to occur in this area and have Bahrs Scrub as part of their name.