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2011

December

 

November

SEQ Catchments 2011 AGM SEQ Catchments 2011 AGM

30-Nov-2011

SEQ Catchments 2011 AGM

SEQ Catchments and the SEQ Catchments Member Association (SEQCMA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 25th November at the Park Regis Hotel in Brisbane. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments lead successful cattle nutrition sessions for beef producers SEQ Catchments lead successful cattle nutrition sessions for beef producers

30-Nov-2011

SEQ Catchments lead successful cattle nutrition sessions for beef producers

Cattle nutrition workshops run by SEQ Catchments had a successful turnout last week, with over 80 landholders attending three workshops across the western catchments of South East Queensland. Read more… 

Using "Elastocast" for gully erosion control Using "Elastocast" for gully erosion control

30-Nov-2011

Using "Elastocast" for gully erosion control

Elastocoast is a polyurethane product used in Europe and developed by BASF principally for coastal seawall protection. It is used to bind hard rock aggregate together to form a solid surface. In 2009 it was introduced to Australia for the first time for erosion control purposes in South East Queensland (SEQ). Read more… 

Managing Horses on Small acreage Managing Horses on Small acreage

23-Nov-2011

Managing Horses on Small acreage

Local landholders are invited to attend a free Managing Horses on Small Acreage workshop at Pinjarra Hills in early December . The workshop will help horse lovers and horse owners alike learn about the best ways to manage pasture and manure to improve their horse’s health and well-being whilst also ensuring ensure long term pasture health. Read more… 

Free cattle nutrition sessions for beef producers Free cattle nutrition sessions for beef producers

15-Nov-2011

Free cattle nutrition sessions for beef producers

Beef cattle nutrition will be the topic for a series of one day workshops being run across the region by SEQ Catchments during late November. Presented by Russ Tyler, the sessions will give producers the opportunity to increase the profitability of their beef production enterprises by adopting tailored nutritional strategies. Read more… 

Government announces 5 year vision for Flinders Karawatha Corridor Government announces 5 year vision for Flinders Karawatha Corridor

10-Nov-2011

Government announces 5 year vision for Flinders Karawatha Corridor

On the 9th November, the Queensland Government and Minister Nolan released an announcement regarding the plan to secure the long-term protection of the Karawatha-Greenbank-Flinders Peak corridor. Read more… 

Straddie’s Beaches Respected by Four Wheel Drivers Straddie’s Beaches Respected by Four Wheel Drivers

09-Nov-2011

Straddie’s Beaches Respected by Four Wheel Drivers

Some of South East Queensland’s most beautiful beaches are often explored with a four wheel drive vehicle, but without adequate training this can often result in injury or badly impact upon wildlife and vegetation. Read more… 

Biofertile Farms course provides new options for farmers Biofertile Farms course provides new options for farmers

07-Nov-2011

Biofertile Farms course provides new options for farmers

SEQ Catchments’ Regional Landcare Facilitator, Apanie Wood, supported a Biofertile Farms course on the sunshine coast from 30 Oct – 1st Nov. Read more… 

Kalbar Soil Health Day attracts farmers looking for information Kalbar Soil Health Day attracts farmers looking for information

07-Nov-2011

Kalbar Soil Health Day attracts farmers looking for information

A two hour session was held at the Kalbar showgrounds last week to provide Fassifern farmers with information about pasture nutrition, forage and fodder cropping and soil test interpretation. Read more… 

Is your life too plastic? Is your life too plastic?

02-Nov-2011

Is your life too plastic?

Plastic. It is all around us. We use it every day in many ways… from our disposable morning coffee cup to our trusty mobile phone to life-saving medical supplies… but just how much is too much? Join Redland City Council, Reef Check Australia, SEQ Catchments and Sunshine Coast Council to take a closer look at the impacts plastic waste has on our environment and even our health. Read more… 

August

SEQ Catchments Welcomes New Regional Landcare Facilitator SEQ Catchments Welcomes New Regional Landcare Facilitator

01-Aug-2011

SEQ Catchments Welcomes New Regional Landcare Facilitator

Apanie Wood has recently taken on the role of Regional Landcare Facilitator for SEQ. Based in Ipswich at SEQ Catchments, Apanie works to support Landcare, production groups and other land managers to adopt sustainable farm and land management practices and to protect our landscape. Read more… 

July

Carbon tax unveiled Carbon tax unveiled

26-Jul-2011

Carbon tax unveiled

The federal government released the details of the new Clean Energy Plan this month.

Land use is one of the four key platforms identified within the Clean Energy Plan, along with carbon pricing, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments Supports Grant Workshops SEQ Catchments Supports Grant Workshops

26-Jul-2011

SEQ Catchments Supports Grant Workshops

The Regional Landcare Facilitator at SEQ Catchments has joined forces with Landcare Queensland and solar company Nickel Energy to run a series of workshops for landcare volunteers to learn how to write a successful grant submission. Read more… 

2010 Annual Stakeholder and Funders’ Survey 2010 Annual Stakeholder and Funders’ Survey

19-Jul-2011

2010 Annual Stakeholder and Funders’ Survey

SEQ Catchments has conducted two surveys with both our stakeholders and our funders. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments accepts Nissans for flood recovery effort SEQ Catchments accepts Nissans for flood recovery effort

13-Jul-2011

SEQ Catchments accepts Nissans for flood recovery effort

SEQ Catchments CEO Simon Warner has accepted five Nissan vehicles from Queensland Reconstruction Authority Chair, Major General Mick Slater to help in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the natural environment around south-east Queensland. Read more… 

Towards Sustainability program helps jobs and the environment Towards Sustainability program helps jobs and the environment

14-Jul-2011

Towards Sustainability program helps jobs and the environment

The first of two Green Jobs Corp teams who have been busy at Springbrook and Beechmont clearing weeds, undertaking erosion control and establishing wildlife corridors on private land are set to complete the Towards Sustainability program next month. Read more… 

May

Shakin’ it for the DUGONG YouTube – Win $500! Shakin’ it for the DUGONG YouTube – Win $500!

16-May-2011

Shakin’ it for the DUGONG YouTube – Win $500!

Closing date extended now to 20th June.

Check out SEQ Catchments and Healthy Waterways staff shakin’ the bridge for the dugong

Did you know the vulnerable dugongs that live in Moreton Bay are closely related to the elephant? That’s why they’re such good dancers, just like you and your friends and workmates. You can win $500 and other great prizes by dancing to Dugong Rock down by your own stream, beach, or in a public space. Read more… 

Submission to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Submission to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry

09-May-2011

Submission to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry

The basic premise put forward in this submission is that poor floodplain and environmental management over the past one hundred and fifty years has decreased the environmental resilience of catchments and contributed significantly to the velocity and poor quality of flood waters. Read more… 

Workshop helping horse owners to save time, money and the environment. Workshop helping horse owners to save time, money and the environment.

03-May-2011

Workshop helping horse owners to save time, money and the environment.

A sustainable horse property management system saves time and expense while at the same time is good for the environment. Read more… 

March

Workshops lead to productivity increases for beef sector Workshops lead to productivity increases for beef sector

25-Mar-2011

Workshops lead to productivity increases for beef sector

Rising production costs means grazing land managers in the beef industry are constantly looking for new ways to increase their productivity and profitability.
Read more… 

Creeks, Weeds and Cows – workshops for rural landholders. Creeks, Weeds and Cows – workshops for rural landholders.

21-Mar-2011

Creeks, Weeds and Cows – workshops for rural landholders.

Weed infestations, soil erosion and pasture degradation are costly problems for rural landholders whether they run commercial enterprises or simply want to enjoy the rural lifestyle.


Advice and information on how to reduce these problems and at the same time enhance the environmental values and productive capacity of their properties will be provided during the ‘Creeks, Weeds and Cows’ workshops to be held at The Centre, Brisbane Street, Beaudesert on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April. Read more… 

Assessment teams hard at work in flood affected SEQ. Assessment teams hard at work in flood affected SEQ.

02-Mar-2011

Assessment teams hard at work in flood affected SEQ.

A steady stream of landholders is taking advantage of help being offered by SEQ Catchments to assess flood damage landholdings. The assessment teams in the Lockyer, Bremer, Logan and Mid and Upper Brisbane rivers are assisting landholders with erosion and land management problems in the flood affected areas. Read more… 

February

Recovering SEQ calls on Canberra for surge of flood funds Recovering SEQ calls on Canberra for surge of flood funds

18-Feb-2011

Recovering SEQ calls on Canberra for surge of flood funds

The flow of flood recovery discussion in federal parliament has been steady since it resumed in early February, but a flow of funding has been less than forthcoming for devastated South-East Queensland. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments mobilises to help landowners SEQ Catchments mobilises to help landowners

07-Feb-2011

SEQ Catchments mobilises to help landowners

SEQ Catchments has mobilised assessment teams to assist landholders with erosion and land management problems in the flood affected areas of South East Queensland. The teams will be able to provide advice and assistance to landholders whose properties experienced severe erosion during the floods. Read more… 

Creeks, Weeds and Cows – a program you can’t miss. Creeks, Weeds and Cows – a program you can’t miss.

01-Feb-2011

Creeks, Weeds and Cows – a program you can’t miss.

The heavy rain and flooding across the district has led to increased infestations of problem weeds and the erosion of valuable soil from paddocks and streambanks.


Scenic Rim landholders can obtain information and advice on how to mitigate these and other land management issues during the ‘Creeks, Weeds and Cows’ event to be held at the Boonah Cultural Centre from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th February.
Read more… 

January

SEQ Rural Futures Strategy – an update SEQ Rural Futures Strategy – an update

24-Jan-2011

SEQ Rural Futures Strategy – an update

SEQ Catchment’s Planning and Investment Advisory Committee recently debated the importance of the South East Queensland Rural Futures Strategy as a way of coordinating action to achieve a sustainable rural economy in SEQ. The RFS contains actions that support the achievement of the SEQ NRM Plan. Read more… 

SEQC and partners receive a Merit Award for Planning Excellence SEQC and partners receive a Merit Award for Planning Excellence

24-Jan-2011

SEQC and partners receive a Merit Award for Planning Excellence

SEQC and partners received a Merit Award at the recent Planning Institute of Australia Awards for the development of Implementing SEQ Regional NRM Plan Targets through Planning Schemes: A Decision Support Tool For South East Queensland Local Government Planners. Read more… 

SEQC receives accolades for a rapid landscape assessment of the Flagstone Urban Development Area SEQC receives accolades for a rapid landscape assessment of the Flagstone Urban Development Area

24-Jan-2011

SEQC receives accolades for a rapid landscape assessment of the Flagstone Urban Development Area

SEQC continues to play an active role in the incorporation of the SEQ NRM Plan targets in the development scheme for Flagstone, a new suburb being developed from the ground up in the Logan local government area. Read more… 

Springbrook Landcare’s “Towards Sustainability” program Springbrook Landcare’s “Towards Sustainability” program

24-Jan-2011

Springbrook Landcare’s “Towards Sustainability” program

Following the highly successful introduction of Springbrook Landcare’s Towards Sustainability program, it has now been extended into Phase 2. Read more… 

Working towards planning that supports NRM outcomes Working towards planning that supports NRM outcomes

24-Jan-2011

Working towards planning that supports NRM outcomes

A unique and not to be missed opportunity exists over the next five years for the community to support and influence planning in SEQ to achieve proactive natural resource management at a scale not possible through repair activities alone. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments to assist with flood clean-up SEQ Catchments to assist with flood clean-up

17-Jan-2011

SEQ Catchments to assist with flood clean-up

SEQ Catchments will provide its 45 plus staff with two weeks paid leave to assist with clean-up operations across flood affected South East Queensland. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments announces new Chairman, COO SEQ Catchments announces new Chairman, COO

10-Jan-2011

SEQ Catchments announces new Chairman, COO

Mr Robert Smith has been appointed to the role of Chairman of SEQ Catchments Ltd following the retirement of long-serving Chairman Gordon French in December 2010. Read more… 

2010

December

Weed Warriors open campaign at Greenbank Weed Warriors open campaign at Greenbank

06-Dec-2010

Weed Warriors open campaign at Greenbank

This week Boronia Heights State School Year Six students opened their campaign against the invasive Cat’s Claw Creeper weed with the release of thousands of leaf-sucking Tingid bugs at the Australian Defence Force’s Greenbank Training Area. Read more… 

Weed Warriors to open campaign at Kokoda Barracks Weed Warriors to open campaign at Kokoda Barracks

06-Dec-2010

Weed Warriors to open campaign at Kokoda Barracks

A selected group of Year Six and Seven Canungra State School students last week opened their campaign against the invasive Cat’s Claw Creeper weed when they released thousands of leaf-sucking Tingid bugs at the Australian Defence Force’s Kokoda Barracks. Read more… 

November

Mooring trial to end “crop circles” in Moreton Bay Mooring trial to end “crop circles” in Moreton Bay

17-Nov-2010

Mooring trial to end “crop circles” in Moreton Bay

South East Queensland is experiencing a challenging population growth period and as a result there is a subsequent increase in boat ownership and demand for secure moorings, with the sheltered sites favoured for moorings generally coinciding with seagrass meadows. Read more… 

Springbrook Celebrates Springbrook Celebrates

16-Nov-2010

Springbrook Celebrates

Springbrook, nestled on the McPherson Range in the Gold Coast Hinterland, is recognized for its biodiversity values and long history of primary production. Read more… 

Upper Logan Reach Plan to help address ‘D plus’ rating Upper Logan Reach Plan to help address ‘D plus’ rating

15-Nov-2010

Upper Logan Reach Plan to help address ‘D plus’ rating

A group of neighbouring landholders near Rathdowney have come together to produce a plan for a 7.5km reach of the Logan River with the aim of a co-ordinated approach to tackle riverine management issues. Read more… 

New Life Breathed into Fire Management for Biodiversity in South East Queensland New Life Breathed into Fire Management for Biodiversity in South East Queensland

08-Nov-2010

New Life Breathed into Fire Management for Biodiversity in South East Queensland

A new partnership has been struck between SEQ Catchments, the natural resource management body for South East Queensland and the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC), providing new and enhanced opportunities for ongoing engagement with private landholders, public land managers and academic institutions in fire management and fire ecology research. Read more… 

Project shows win-win potential with worms Project shows win-win potential with worms

04-Nov-2010

Project shows win-win potential with worms

A recent demonstration day highlighted a potential complementary industry for the aquaculture sector. Read more… 

October

Gillard Government accelerates carbon price plan Gillard Government accelerates carbon price plan

22-Oct-2010

Gillard Government accelerates carbon price plan

Australia could have a price on carbon emissions well before the next election with the Federal Government pushing to legislate by the end of next year. Read more… 

Influencing NRM Policy and practice Influencing NRM Policy and practice

22-Oct-2010

Influencing NRM Policy and practice

Getting the planning right is the first step to keeping and maintaining the value of South East Queensland’s natural assets. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments appoints new Chief Operating Officer SEQ Catchments appoints new Chief Operating Officer

22-Oct-2010

SEQ Catchments appoints new Chief Operating Officer

SEQ Catchments, a community-based not for profit Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisation, has announced the appointment of Tony Costantini for the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Read more… 

Composting the canelands Composting the canelands

05-Oct-2010

Composting the canelands

A trial currently underway in Maroochy’s canelands could help to cut the Sunshine Coast’s greenhouse gas emissions and reduce farm run-off to the Maroochy River while helping to ensure the future of the emerging Cow Candy export market for the region’s cane farmers. Read more… 

Counting cockatoos for conservation Counting cockatoos for conservation

05-Oct-2010

Counting cockatoos for conservation

The threatened Glossy Black-Cockatoo will be the subject of a special community day in October, and members of the public are being asked to come out and count these beautiful but seldom seen birds. Read more… 

August

Campaign to spur action on SEQ’s declining natural assets Campaign to spur action on SEQ’s declining natural assets

19-Aug-2010

Campaign to spur action on SEQ’s declining natural assets

SEQ Catchments has launched a campaign to increase the public’s awareness of the need to protect and improve Southeast Queensland’s declining natural resource assets. Read more… 

May

SEQ NRM Plan lauded for planning excellence SEQ NRM Plan lauded for planning excellence

06-May-2010

SEQ NRM Plan lauded for planning excellence

A plan to help manage South East Queensland’s environmental resources, the South East Queensland Natural Resource Management Plan has been awarded the top Australian award for planning excellence. Read more… 

March

More funding for Moreton Bay environmental recovery More funding for Moreton Bay environmental recovery

12-Mar-2010

More funding for Moreton Bay environmental recovery

SEQ Catchments announced today that a second round of funding was available to assist groups, community organisations and Local Government to carry out further rehabilitation and restoration works associated with the March 2009 oil spill. Read more… 

Managing What Matters – the cost of environmental decline in South East Queensland Managing What Matters – the cost of environmental decline in South East Queensland

28-Mar-2010

Managing What Matters – the cost of environmental decline in South East Queensland

The vision of SEQ Catchments is that of a sustainable future for our community, and according to research commissioned by the organisation, 90% of those who took part believe that protecting the environment is equal to or more important than economic growth. Read more… 

2009

December

A Helping Hand for Landholders A Helping Hand for Landholders

02-Dec-2009

A Helping Hand for Landholders

Local landholders are being offered assistance to manage endangered Brigalow and Swamp Tea-tree Forests which are considered at high risk of extinction by the Australian and Queensland Governments. Read more… 

October

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September

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April

Growing effort to preserve endangered butterfly Growing effort to preserve endangered butterfly

22-Apr-2009

Growing effort to preserve endangered butterfly

SEQ Catchments and ENERGEX today announced a major commitment to help preserve the threatened Richmond Birdwing Butterfly, one of Australia’s largest and most spectacular native butterflies. Read more… 

March

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February

Saving the koala from the scrap heap Saving the koala from the scrap heap

20-Feb-2009

Saving the koala from the scrap heap

SEQ Catchments and ENERGEX today announced a major three-year commitment to help restore South East Queensland’s declining koala population. Read more… 

2008

December

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November

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