Healthy Land and Water is dedicated to the care of our unique and beautiful land, waterways and biodiversity.

 

Our Clean Up program collects over 250,000 pieces of litter every year, helping to keep our SEQ waterways clean. 

 

Over 4,000 landowners have now registered for the Land for Wildlife program, helping to preserve our natural assets. 

 

More than 900 hectares of land was treated for weed control under our vegetation management programs in 2016.

 

In 2016, flood resilience solutions were applied to more than 63 kilometres of stream bank, helping to keep our waterways strong. 

 

Initiatives

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Brisbane River Recovery

Brisbane River Recovery

The Brisbane River is under pressure. Through a number of community-led restoration projects, Healthy Land and Water is working alongside government and industry to improve and protect our iconic river.

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Clean Up Program

Clean Up Program

The Healthy Land and Water Clean Up program collects litter from the Brisbane, Bremer and Logan rivers, as well as the natural waterways of the Gold Coast.

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Endangered Rainforests

Endangered Rainforests

Rainforest and coastal vine thickets in South East Queensland are becoming fragmented and thinned with development and other associated pressures.

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Environmentally Friendly Moorings

Environmentally Friendly Moorings

Seagrass meadows form one of the most important marine habitats globally and occur in shallow coastal waters including many parts of South East Queensland and Moreton Bay

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Erosion and Sediment Control

Erosion and Sediment Control

Soil erosion on construction and building sites and the subsequent release of sediment run-off is a major threat to the health of our waterways, including the businesses and lifestyles that depend upon them.

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Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC)

Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC)

The (SEQFBC) is a network of land managers and stakeholders devoted to providing a coordinated response and best-practice recommendations for fire management.

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Fish Habitat Map

Fish Habitat Map

In partnership with Sunfish and OzFish Unlimited, we need your help to protect and restore fish habitats in SEQ. We want to give our proud recreational fishing community a way to get active in habitat protection and restoration; a need that is growing at a rapid rate.

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go2zone

go2zone

Join the refill revolution! go2zone - a Healthy Land and Water initiative - provides the public with a real alternative to single-use plastic bottles in the fight to reduce plastic pollution.

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Gondwana Rainforests

Gondwana Rainforests

Healthy Land and Water is working to restore and rehabilitate lands that buffer World Heritage Areas.

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Healthy Catchments

Healthy Catchments

The Healthy Catchment program provides support and information for communities, farmers and scientists to improve the health of waterways and reduce sediments and nutrients entering SEQ waterways.

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Healthy Waterplay

Healthy Waterplay

The Healthy Waterplay Program involves the assessment of microbial water quality and providing information to the public about the potential health risks when using recreational waterways. This will enable people to make informed decisions about where and when to use waterways for recreation.

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Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife

The Land for Wildlife program in South East Queensland is one of Australia’s most successful voluntary land conservation schemes.

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Monitoring program

Monitoring program

Since 2000, Healthy Land and Water (then Healthy Waterways) has delivered one Australia’s most comprehensive freshwater, estuarine and marine Monitoring Programs.

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Regional Landcare Facilitator

Regional Landcare Facilitator

The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) supports the Landcare community to promote sustainable agriculture across the region.

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Resilient Rivers

Resilient Rivers

A collaborative project to fight erosion and sediment pollution in South East Queensland and ensure important waterways can withstand future weather events.

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Saltmarsh for Life

Saltmarsh for Life

Saltmarsh for Life is about reconnecting the South East Queensland community to the rich and varied life forms in our beautiful saltmarsh environments.

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SEQ Ecological Restoration Framework

SEQ Ecological Restoration Framework

A framework designed to ensure a consistent standard of delivery when undertaking ecological restoration projects.

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Shellfish Reef Restoration

Shellfish Reef Restoration

Healthy Land and Water is aiming to restore the dense and diverse shellfish reefs that were once plentiful in Moreton Bay and many coastal estuaries of South East Queensland.

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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

An initiative to working with agricultural producers to improve environmental and economic sustainability, and longevity for the region.

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The Wild Macadamia Hunt

The Wild Macadamia Hunt

We are seeking wild macadamia leaf samples in the Brisbane area for genetic analysis. If you or someone you know has a wild macadamia tree in their backyard then join the hunt! By registering your tree you're helping to conserve the threatened wild macadamia.

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Water by Design

Water by Design

A suite of programs that fill knowledge gaps with evidence-based resources and tools, promoting smarter policy that enables innovation.

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