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Simon Warner

A big thank you to everyone who joined the SEQ Catchments board, management and staff at the Annual General Meeting last month.

It was very well attended and gave our members, partners, investors, stakeholders and the community an important opportunity to mix and share their respective visions for the future of our region.

Click here if you would like to read this year's Annual Report.

Best wishes from everyone at SEQ Catchments for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and for a safe and relaxing holiday period. We look forward to another successful year together in 2014.

Simon Warner (Chief Executive Officer)

SEQ Catchments News

Coochiemudlo Island – half a century in the blink of an eye! Coochiemudlo Island – half a century in the blink of an eye!


Coochiemudlo Island – half a century in the blink of an eye!

Coochiemudlo Island boasts the closest natural golden sand beach to Brisbane and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Read more… 

Brisbane Communities Working Together Brisbane Communities Working Together


Brisbane Communities Working Together

It’s with great excitement that SEQ Catchments is able to announce the successful winning of a new Australian Government Caring for our Country funded program that will see many of Brisbane’s urban waterways restored for the benefit of people and wildlife alike. Read more… 

Minister visits flood recovery sites Minister visits flood recovery sites


Minister visits flood recovery sites

SEQ Catchments has been working with almost 50 landholders in the Fassifern and Lockyer to strengthen the resilience of the creeks in these catchments to future flooding. Last week Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, the Honourable Andrew Cripps, visited one of the focus areas along Laidley Creek. Read more… 

Noosa Landcare comes of age Noosa Landcare comes of age


Noosa Landcare comes of age

The historic Majestic theatre in Pomona hummed as 100 guests celebrated Noosa and District Landcare’s 21st birthday. Read more… 

Landholders and wildlife benefit from bushfire prevention work Landholders and wildlife benefit from bushfire prevention work


Landholders and wildlife benefit from bushfire prevention work

SEQ Catchments is helping landholders near Lamington National Park, south of Beaudesert, to deal with the threat of bushfires by mapping and upgrading fire trails. Read more… 

Other NRM news

Australia’s Cleanest Beach Award returns home

Currumbin has been named Australia’s “cleanest beach” for 2013 in the annual Keep Australia Beautiful awards announced in Perth. Read more…

EcoFlicks gears up for 2014

It’s on again! The popular ecoflicks environmental film festival launched itself into the new year with a special screening at the Outrigger Theatrette in Noosa recently. [Link now expired] Read more…

Lockyer Valley erosion risking Brisbane's drinking supply

The Brisbane Times recently printed a series of articles about a plan to halt erosion in the Lockyer Valley.

Read more…

Students awarded scholarship to undertake cutting edge research

Students from the University of the Sunshine Coast are about to embark on cutting-edge fire related research projects, thanks to a scholarship awarded earlier this month by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium. Read more…

Government update

Firefighters thanked for their work on Stradbroke

Acting Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister John McVeigh has extended his thanks to the urban, auxiliary and volunteer firefighters who put their lives on the line to fight the bushfire on Stradbroke Island. Read more…

Green paper: Taking strong action to cut emissions without a carbon tax

In December, the Government has released the Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper, setting out a cost-effective, practical and simple approach to reduce our national emissions without a multi-billion dollar carbon tax. Read more…

Queensland flood recovery work continues

Queensland farmers and landholders have benefited from a $15 million program to improve on-farm productivity and riparian recovery, following major flood events over the past two years. Read more…

Vegetation management reforms hit the road

A Queensland-wide road show will give landholders the latest information about the Newman Government's vegetation management reforms. Read more…

Upcoming Events

7th Australian Stream Management conference, 28 - 30 July 2014, Townsville. Click here for more information.

Jack Johnson All At Once Clean Up, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane River, Sunday 8th December, 9am - 12pm. For more information click here

Open Day of Sustainabiltiy Centre at Bulimba Creek with Solar Cooking Presentation, Saturday 7th December, Carindale. For more information click here