News archive 2014

  • SEQ Catchments Healthy Land Healthy Water
  • SEQ Catchments RSS feed
  • SEQ Catchments facebook page
  • SEQ Catchments Twitter icon
  • social-youtube

December

Another great turnout for SEQ Catchments AGM Another great turnout for SEQ Catchments AGM

09-Dec-2014

Another great turnout for SEQ Catchments AGM

A big thank you to everyone who joined the SEQ Catchments board, management and staff at the Annual General Meeting held in Brisbane this week. We were joined by guest speaker, the Hon Andrew Cripps, Queensland's Minister for Natural Resources and Mines. Read more… 

Statement from the CEO: Fassifern Guardian Article Villis Bridge Statement from the CEO: Fassifern Guardian Article Villis Bridge

02-Dec-2014

Statement from the CEO: Fassifern Guardian Article Villis Bridge

Read more… 


November

New technology to help landholders recover from flood damage New technology to help landholders recover from flood damage

20-Nov-2014

New technology to help landholders recover from flood damage

A new and proven type of technology known as a “log jam” is being trialled along the upper reaches of Warrill Creek to restore a section of the creek bank badly affected by the major flood in 2013. Read more… 

Weeds, Grazing and Wildlife Field Day in Jimboomba Weeds, Grazing and Wildlife Field Day in Jimboomba

20-Nov-2014

Weeds, Grazing and Wildlife Field Day in Jimboomba

Local landholders are invited to attend a free field day on managing weeds, improving grazing pastures and helping endangered wildlife at a beautiful 35 hectare riverfront property in Jimboomba in December.
Read more… 


September

We live here because we love it We live here because we love it

26-Sep-2014

We live here because we love it

The SEQ NRM Plan is currently being updated to better prepare the community and the economy for the future. We’ve heard from planners, landholders, volunteers and many more. Regional drafts now available. Read more… 

Seeing yellow? Seeing yellow?

25-Sep-2014

Seeing yellow?

Spring has begun and as the weather warms up, flowers of all different colours, shapes smells and sizes have started to pop up across the landscape.
Some forests however are only seeing yellow this spring.
And lots of it. Read more… 


October

Ninderry Community Plans for Fire Management Ninderry Community Plans for Fire Management

31-Oct-2014

Ninderry Community Plans for Fire Management

Supported by SEQ Catchments and Maroochy Landcare, the Ninderry residents, Queensland Fire Services, Rural Fire Brigades and Sunshine Coast Council will gather for the second in a series of four workshops on the evening of Wednesday November 5th at Yandina. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments welcomes the release of the 2014 Healthy Waterway Report Card SEQ Catchments welcomes the release of the 2014 Healthy Waterway Report Card

23-Oct-2014

SEQ Catchments welcomes the release of the 2014 Healthy Waterway Report Card

SEQ Catchments welcomed the release of the 2014 Healthy Waterway Report Card In October and commends significant investment made by partners across the region as well as the Australian, State and local government over the last year towards improving the health of our waterways.
Read more… 

Composter turns up Composter turns up

20-Oct-2014

Composter turns up

It’s a turn up for the Suncoast Compost Project with the arrival of a compost windrow turner at Maroochy River, courtesy of the Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Read more… 

Field day on fertiliser trials and vegetation management laws Field day on fertiliser trials and vegetation management laws

20-Oct-2014

Field day on fertiliser trials and vegetation management laws

A free field day next month at Kerry will look at a research trial on fertiliser and grazing management on a local farm, and also provide information on the new State Government vegetation management laws. Read more… 

Queensland Government investment restores Neurum Creek Queensland Government investment restores Neurum Creek

03-Oct-2014

Queensland Government investment restores Neurum Creek

Many landholders suffered significant damage during the January 2013 floods and thanks to a $150,000 investment from the Queensland Government, a badly eroded section of Neurum Creek has been successfully restored. Watch the time lapse video. Read more… 

Managing your pasture in dry conditions Managing your pasture in dry conditions

02-Oct-2014

Managing your pasture in dry conditions

With South East Queensland officially drought declared as of August 2014, many graziers are confronted with the difficult challenge of ensuring their stock have access to suitable nutrition in the months ahead. Information available for landholders, 22nd October, Rathdowney.
Read more… 


August

From little things, big things grow From little things, big things grow

15-Sep-2014

From little things, big things grow

Collecting seeds by hand and growing them in nurseries helps to support the survival of some of our most ancient rainforests. That’s why on the Gold Coast recently, the community benefited from a workshop on native seed collection. Read more… 

Locals share Healthy Country learnings with international students Locals share Healthy Country learnings with international students

20-Aug-2014

Locals share Healthy Country learnings with international students

International engineering students from the University of Queensland toured the upper reaches of Warrill Creek in August, learning from local community groups about ways to deliver the best environmental outcomes for our region. Read more… 


July

Brisbane Boys College students enjoy real world learning by the creek Brisbane Boys College students enjoy real world learning by the creek

03-Jul-2014

Brisbane Boys College students enjoy real world learning by the creek

It’s a learning opportunity in the real world involving mud and mangroves. Students from Brisbane Boys’ College are teaming up with the Oxley Creek Catchment Association and SEQ Catchments to rehabilitate a creek site at the Oxley Golf Complex. Read more… 


June

Feedback sought from recreational users Feedback sought from recreational users

26-Jun-2014

Feedback sought from recreational users

As part of the Queensland Government’s NRM Investment Program, SEQ Catchments is working to improve a small area of degraded marshland near the mouth of the Brisbane River and as part of its consultation process is seeking feedback from recreational users. Read more… 

Congratulations to winners of the Healthy Waterways Awards! Congratulations to winners of the Healthy Waterways Awards!

25-Jun-2014

Congratulations to winners of the Healthy Waterways Awards!

Simon Warner, CEO of SEQ Catchments, was proud to present the Healthy Waterways Community Award last week to Save Our Waterways Now and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, for their work involving students and community collecting native seeds for prison inmates. Read more… 

Monitoring the dinosaur of the sea Monitoring the dinosaur of the sea

20-Jun-2014

Monitoring the dinosaur of the sea

In June this year the Traditional Owners of Stradbroke Island, the Quandamooka people and the Straddie community welcomed world renowned turtle expert, Dr Col Limpus, who over two days trained the local community in catching, tagging and recording the health of turtles.
Read more… 

Community-led approach to rehabilitation of Caloundra South Community-led approach to rehabilitation of Caloundra South

16-Jun-2014

Community-led approach to rehabilitation of Caloundra South

The first of many grass-roots community rehabilitation projects at Caloundra South is underway as a result of funding from Stockland and the State Government’s Healthy Country program. Read more… 

Kids get stuck in to plant trees and keep our water clean Kids get stuck in to plant trees and keep our water clean

02-Jun-2014

Kids get stuck in to plant trees and keep our water clean

Over 50 students from Dayboro Primary School helped plant over 300 trees near North Pine Dam, contributing to a total of more than 16,000 native trees over an area the size of Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens.
Read more… 


May

Investment to protect Warrill Creek Investment to protect Warrill Creek

26-May-2014

Investment to protect Warrill Creek

In the Upper stretches of Warrill Creek, electricity distributer Energex has been investing through the not-for-profit group SEQ Catchments, to restore a seriously degraded reach of Warrill creek. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments welcomes new Environmental Offsets Bill SEQ Catchments welcomes new Environmental Offsets Bill

23-May-2014

SEQ Catchments welcomes new Environmental Offsets Bill

SEQ Catchments welcomes the new Environmental Offsets Bill passed today in the Queensland Parliament. Read more… 

Indigenous owners survey Bay’s Reefs Indigenous owners survey Bay’s Reefs

23-May-2014

Indigenous owners survey Bay’s Reefs

Moreton Bay’s unique coral reefs are being monitored as part of a new collaboration between researchers and traditional owners.
Read more… 

Healthy Waterways Awards Finalists Announced! Healthy Waterways Awards Finalists Announced!

19-May-2014

Healthy Waterways Awards Finalists Announced!

The 2014 Healthy Waterways Awards finalists have been announced!
Support the finalist who you believe is the most outstanding by voting now in the People’s Choice Award. Read more… 

Minister applauds efforts by Land for Wildlife members Minister applauds efforts by Land for Wildlife members

14-May-2014

Minister applauds efforts by Land for Wildlife members

Since early May, a variety of Land for Wildlife properties across the region have opened their gates to other Land for Wildlife members in order to share knowledge, experiences and celebrate this vibrant, voluntary conservation program. Read more… 

Still time to have your say online on our region's future Still time to have your say online on our region's future

09-May-2014

Still time to have your say online on our region's future

Whilst community feedback sessions have now been completed, the project is continuing to seek feedback online as to what natural assets mean to you and your lifestyle. Read more… 

Community help track the health of Straddie’s Mangroves Community help track the health of Straddie’s Mangroves

05-May-2014

Community help track the health of Straddie’s Mangroves

Many of the mangroves have been impacted in recent years by storm surges, cyclones, and even oil spills but the Traditional Owners of the Island, the Quandamooka people, are for the first time starting to collect information about where they are found and the condition they are in, which will provide vital data over the long term. Read more… 


April

The Plight of the Pandanus The Plight of the Pandanus

30-Apr-2014

The Plight of the Pandanus

Early April saw 577 Pandanus trees at Point Lookout treated as part of a control program to protect the Island’s Pandanus trees from the spread of a moth like bug commonly known as the Pandanus Planthopper, Jamella australiae. Read more… 

Everytime you turn on your tap, think of a tree Everytime you turn on your tap, think of a tree

29-Apr-2014

Everytime you turn on your tap, think of a tree

At Wivenhoe Dam (managed by the region’s water supplier, Seqwater) and further downstream at Lockyer Creek, SEQ Catchments is working in partnership with South East Queensland’s electricity distributer, Energex, to plant thousands of trees alongside the dam and badly eroding section of Lockyer Creek. Read more… 

Passage of Time: Stories of the Pumicestone Passage Catchment Passage of Time: Stories of the Pumicestone Passage Catchment

23-Apr-2014

Passage of Time: Stories of the Pumicestone Passage Catchment

On May 2nd, all people of the Pumicestone catchment are warmly invited to share insightful stories of how their catchment has been managed, from Aboriginal times through to the present, at a free event at the Beerwah Community Hall.
Read more… 

Hidden oases on the Goldie explored on local tour Hidden oases on the Goldie explored on local tour

14-Apr-2014

Hidden oases on the Goldie explored on local tour

Hidden behind the famous high rises and resorts and along the coast of the Gold Coast, are pockets of green and lush oases where every month tireless volunteers get together to bring back the native trees, birds and animals and restore our creeks and rivers. Read more… 

Do you have enough feed to survive winter? Do you have enough feed to survive winter?

02-Apr-2014

Do you have enough feed to survive winter?

Upcoming workshops will demonstrate how to assess how long your pastures can feed your livestock. Read more… 


March

Have your say on our region's future Have your say on our region's future

05-Mar-2014

Have your say on our region's future

The Plan is currently being updated to consider activities that will ensure our natural assets continue to provide these services. Have your say today. Read more… 

Lockyer have their say on our region's natural resources Lockyer have their say on our region's natural resources

05-Mar-2014

Lockyer have their say on our region's natural resources

Smelling the beautiful soils as they are cultivated, walking along the creeks with your parents and playing in the outdoors are all part of growing up in this beautiful area which is smack bang in the middle of everything in SEQ. These were the comments from those that attended the community roundtable for the update of the SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan held at Gatton on the 26th of February. Read more… 


February

Joining Together for a Clean Straddie Joining Together for a Clean Straddie

25-Feb-2014

Joining Together for a Clean Straddie

Community members are invited to join a collaborative coastal clean up at well-loved Amity Point for Clean Up Australia Day on Saturday 1st March. Read more… 

Community feedback collected on the Sunshine Coast Community feedback collected on the Sunshine Coast

21-Feb-2014

Community feedback collected on the Sunshine Coast

The goose that lays the golden eggs was a focus of discussion at the Sunshine Coast Roundtable for the update of the SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan. Read more… 

Community feedback sessions underway Community feedback sessions underway

14-Feb-2014

Community feedback sessions underway

Community feedback for the update of the SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan kicked off earlier this week on the Gold Coast. Read more… 

Koala project supports landholders to manage pests Koala project supports landholders to manage pests

12-Feb-2014

Koala project supports landholders to manage pests

Weeds and pest animals are recognised as major threats to Australia's natural environment and farming communities and it is estimated that the combined cost to farmers of managing weeds, as well as lost production as a result of weed invasions, is approximately $4 billion a year. Read more… 

Beetle in shining armour Beetle in shining armour

10-Feb-2014

Beetle in shining armour

Hopes are high that a new beetle will save the day, and control one of Australia’s most suffocating weeds, cat’s claw creeper. Read more… 

Cupid’s arrow set to hit Brisbane beach reserve Cupid’s arrow set to hit Brisbane beach reserve

24-Jan-2014

Cupid’s arrow set to hit Brisbane beach reserve

Love is in the air….or rather in the dirt. And cupid’s arrows are set to strike right here in Brisbane. Single Brisbanites who dig their natural environment but need help weeding out those for whom plants maybe aren’t such a passion, are being invited to Brisbane’s first speed planting event, Landcare for Singles! Read more… 

January

Land for Wildlife is good for your health! Land for Wildlife is good for your health!

29-Jan-2014

Land for Wildlife is good for your health!

A recent survey of Land for Wildlife members has shown that participating in this conservation program is good for your physical health and helps build a sense of community. Read more… 

Have your say in looking after our natural assets Have your say in looking after our natural assets

20-Jan-2014

Have your say in looking after our natural assets

You can have your say on the update of the South East Queensland Natural Resource Management Plan at upcoming community forums across the region.
Read more…