South East Queensland’s environment champions announced

27 July 2017

Finalists for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards have been announced, revealing an extraordinary range of projects undertaken by everyday Queenslanders to protect and enhance their local environment.


International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2017

26 July 2017

No one knows the value of mangroves like the Indigenous Australians who have for centuries fished and crabbed in the abundant shallows in our estuaries of South East Queensland. The extent of the midden heaps bears testament to this. So it makes sense for them to be intimately involved in the conservation of mangroves, as they are on the Sunshine Coast.


Tickets now on sale for 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards Gala Dinner

14 July 2017

Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards Gala Dinner on September 1, where the winners of South East Queensland's premier environmental awards will be announced.


Win an iPad by providing your thoughts on local waterways

12 July 2017

Residents of South East Queensland are being urged to help with a regional survey on how communities use and value their local waterways, and can win an iPad in the process.


Brisbane MP tours Breakfast Creek litter hotspots

29 June 2017

Federal MP for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, toured litter hotspots along Breakfast Creek in the Healthy Land and Water Clean-Up Boat today.


Green Army fights to restore habitat along Neurum Creek

23 June 2017

A project that has helped restore 15 hectares of riparian vegetation along Neurum Creek north of Brisbane - including some critically endangered subtropical lowland rainforest - is nearing completion thanks to the Australian Government-funded Green Army Programme.


Global expert offers free Sunshine Coast climate workshop

06 June 2017

Agricultural industries in the Sunshine Coast area will have the rare opportunity to explore the latest climate forecasting information with leading climatologist, Professor Roger Stone from the University of Southern Queensland, at a free workshop on June 13th at the Rural Futures Centre in Pomona.


New hotline helps with environmental damage from ex-TC Debbie

30 May 2017

A new hotline has been established to help landholders in South East Queensland’s catchment areas deal with the environmental damage from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.


Congratulations to the Aura Community Advisory Group!

26 May 2017

Congratulations to Stockland and the Aura Community Advisory Group – which is facilitated by Healthy Land and Water – for taking out the Property Council of Australia, National Award for Excellence in Innovation!


Life returns to Pimpama River restoration site

25 May 2017

A stretch of once-degraded river bank on private land at Pimpama on the Gold Coast has been brought back to life thanks to funding from the National Landcare Programme and the efforts of the landholder, community groups and Healthy Land and Water.


Landmark project improving water quality throughout the south-east

18 May 2017

A $2.4 million project tackling sediment and nutrient pollution in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay is pioneering a new approach to improving regional water quality.


Entries now sought for SEQ's Healthy Land and Water Awards

02 May 2017

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards – South East Queensland’s leading environmental awards.


Floods from ex-Cyclone Debbie highlight need for natural resilience

28 April 2017

On 28 March 2017, Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the central Queensland coast, where it had a significant impact on communities and infrastructure. As it continued south, weakening to a tropical low, it brought significant flooding to South East Queensland and the Northern Rivers, with catastrophic consequences.


Workshops ensure better pastures and resilient waterways

27 April 2017

Increasing agricultural production through better pastures, reducing stock pressure on creeks and riparian zones, and managing water and soils were some of the topics presented to landholders last month during a series of workshops in the Logan and Albert catchments.


Rainforest Symposium a success

26 April 2017

The successful Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA) Symposium, hosted by Healthy Land and Water, showcased a variety of subtropical Australian rainforests.


Toxic spill assurances welcome but further investigations needed

21 April 2017

Healthy Land and Water welcomes today’s assurance from the Queensland Government that toxic concentrations near the site of last week’s foam spill at Brisbane Airport have declined but said further test results would provide a more accurate picture of impacts.


Healthy Land and Water statement on fire foam spill in the Brisbane River

20 April 2017

Healthy Land and Water remains concerned about ongoing repercussions to the health of the Brisbane River and marine habitats following last week’s fire foam spill from a Qantas hanger at Brisbane Airport.


Just add water: New paper sheds light on estuarine marine reserves

19 April 2017

A new scientific paper released this month seeks to evaluate estuarine marine reserves in the Moreton Bay Marine Park, shedding light on the ability of protected areas to support healthy populations of harvested fish species.


Brisbane River stars at World Science Festival

24 March 2017

Set against the backdrop of the Brisbane River, the World Science Festival is the perfect event to showcase what’s being done to improve the condition of this iconic waterway.


Australia’s rainforests under the spotlight

20 March 2017

The role of eastern Australia’s rainforests as a refuge for wildlife against the upheavals of climate change will be one of the topics discussed at this week’s Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA) Symposium.


Fishers to help build sustainable future for SEQ

17 March 2017

Not-for-profit organisations, Healthy Land and Water and Ozfish Unlimited will hold a ‘Fishers for Fish Habitat’ forum on the Gold Coast on Saturday March 18 to engage recreational fishers in the protection and management of South East Queensland’s underwater habitats.


Fighting SEQ’s marine pollution: Community marine debris grants up for grabs

01 March 2017

If you’ve ever seen a turtle fighting for life after swallowing a plastic bag, or struggling to swim after getting entangled in discarded fishing line, you’ll know the damage that marine debris can do to our local wildlife.


Experts to discuss a safer SEQ through Healthy Land and Water

28 February 2017

The beauty and health of South East Queensland’s waterways, landscapes and wildlife – as well as the safety of communities against extreme weather events – were the subjects of a symposium at Parliament House today.