Gold Coast environmentalists fight to stub out cigarette pollution

07 June 2018

A small group of Gold Coast environmentalists have collected over 10,000 discarded cigarette butts as they work to reduce ocean pollution.

Major Aussie supermarkets promise to slash use of plastic in stores by 2020

05 June 2018

In celebration of World Environment Day, Woolies and Coles have announced a range of commitments aimed at reducing plastic waste

Rural workshops help farmers improve their grazing operation

04 June 2018

Soil health expert Graham Hand educated graziers on environmentally-sustainable methods of improving their cattle operations at a profit.

Endangered moth given fighting chance thanks to Sunny Coast restoration project

31 May 2018

A passionate community group of volunteers are leading the project to restore a section of lowland rainforest habitat at Peachester on the Sunshine Coast

World Turtle Day 'shellebrations' highlight importance - and plight - of SEQ's turtles

23 May 2018

Healthy Land and Water's Dr Paul Maxwell explains why marine turtles are so important to South East Queensland's ecosystem

Share your experience with South East Queensland's waterways and win $100

18 May 2018

Healthy Land and Water is trying to understand how much South East Queenslanders value and use their local waterways

Brisbane's single-use plastic ban is a lifesaver for Moreton Bay

17 May 2018

In a boost for the environment, Brisbane City Council has announced it will phase-out single-use plastics at all council-sponsored events

Conservationists vow to work together to improve Logan and Albert catchments

01 May 2018

Passionate conversationists used a community gathering in Beaudesert recently to plan for the future of waterways in Logan and Scenic Rim

Time is running out to enter the 2018 Healthy Land and Water Awards!

24 April 2018

Entrants could win more than $10,000 at the Awards, but act fast because entries close May 1.

Community encouraged to help shape future of Logan and Albert catchments

23 April 2018

Passionate locals are invited to a free community gathering in Beaudesert on April 28 to collaborate and plan for future conservation projects in the region

Rare endangered moth spotted on the Gold Coast for only the fourth time

28 March 2018

The discovery of a Pink Underwing Moth population in the Upper Numinbah Valley has sent ripples of excitement through the ecological community

Sunny Coast community bands together to build new frog habitat

22 March 2018

A new frog pond project on the Sunshine Coast will provide an ideal breeding habitat for the vulnerable wallum sedgefrog

Roadvale environment heroes continue the fight after 2017 Awards recognition

16 March 2018

With entries open for the 2018 Healthy Land and Water Awards, we visit 2017 finalist Roadvale State School and see how things are going on the ground.

Experience SEQ's weird and wonderful at 2018 World Science Festival

15 March 2018

Healthy Land and Water will have a major presence at the festival in Brisbane on March 24 and 25.

'Enviro Warrior' encourages community to enter 2018 Healthy Land and Water Awards

06 March 2018

2017 Youth Environment Champion Award winner Patrick Brabant is encouraging the community to nominate SEQ's environment champions.

Entries now open for 2018 Healthy Land and Water Awards

28 February 2018

It's time to celebrate South East Queensland's environment champions!

Dophins were seen frolicking in the Brisbane River recently. But why?

22 February 2018

Is the Brisbane River becoming cleaner? Are the dolphins lost? Can they survive in the muddy water? We decided to ask the experts.

Healthy Land and Water to deliver major health boost for Moreton Bay

13 February 2018

The future of the bay looks brighter after Healthy Land and Water secured $1.4m to reduce the amount of mud and soil entering the marine park

Purga family working hard to give koalas a helping hand

16 January 2018

The Einam family are transforming their Purga property into a conservation habitat

Balloons: what goes up, must come down – and it’s often a killer

04 January 2018

Balloons and balloon fragments are just as deadly and damaging as plastic bags.

Report reveals single-use plastic bottle pollution has increased in SEQ

18 December 2017

South East Queenslanders are being urged to avoid single-use plastic bottles this summer and turn to tap water instead

Historic bid to restore Pumicestone shellfish habitat launches at Bribie Island

14 December 2017

A project to restore the once magnificent shellfish beds of the Pumicestone Passage was launched at Bribie Island on Tuesday.

Ipswich students learn about sustainable living

28 November 2017

Healthy Land and Water Senior Project Coordinator Rachael Nasplezes was a featured speaker at the Ipswich City Council Youth Sustainability Summit and used her time to discuss the benefits of nurturing the region’s waterways.

Samford workshop to showcase benefits of utilising nature to grow healthy food

23 November 2017

A two-day workshop at Samford in December will show how growing healthy food doesn’t have to be hard work or expensive.

Learn how to work with nature to grow cheaper, healthy food at Kin Kin workshop

22 November 2017

A two-day workshop in Kin Kin starting November 28 will show how growing healthy food doesn’t have to be hard work or expensive

Healthy Land and Water calls on politicians to support regional Queensland

13 November 2017

Healthy Land and Water is calling on all candidates for the Queensland election to commit to supporting ongoing natural resource management (NRM) work in the regions.

Seminar examines future options for water management in SEQ

10 November 2017

Attendees gained a comprehensive insight into the best way to manage the future of South East Queensland’s water supply at the Water Wisdom: The Urban Water Cycle conference in September.

Lowood man inspires community action

09 November 2017

Peter Bevan is a native plant enthusiast who has spent the last decade tirelessly working by himself to revegetate the Lowood rail trail.

Living Waterways Finalist for QORF Award

09 October 2017

Water by Design’s (WbD) flagship program the Living Waterways Framework has been nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) awards in the Government Achievement Award Category.

Mount Sylvia school community plants 500 trees

06 October 2017

The Mount Sylvia school community banded together and planted 500 trees within 90 minutes on the school grounds in early September.

SEQ Rivers to benefit from $500,000 enhancement grant

12 September 2017

The funding means Healthy Land and Water will continue to improve the condition of riverbanks and aquatic habitats in South East Queensland waterways.

Experts to discuss future of water management in SEQ on September 27

12 September 2017

Water supply experts from will converge on the Sunshine Coast to discuss how SEQ can best manage its water supply in the future.

Environment the big winner at 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards

06 September 2017

South East Queensland’s best and most innovative environmental initiatives were recognised at the Healthy Land and Water Awards on September 1.

Safety net for Queensland’s natural resources unveiled

31 August 2017

Around 70 Traditional Owners, cattle producers and other supporters gathered in Chillagoe recently for the launch of Living Landscapes - Local Livelihoods, a blueprint for Queensland’s future agricultural productivity and environmental health.

Family reviving Maroochy oyster lease

30 August 2017

Kerry Jones and his family are leading the oyster lease revival on the Maroochy River and are taking care of the land which their relatives lived on and cared for, for centuries.

Vulnerable Moreton Bay needs all hands on deck

25 August 2017

Healthy Land and Water is calling for a coordinated effort to reduce sediment levels and protect magnificent Moreton Bay for future generations.

Hinds clan working hard to keep SEQ waterways clean

22 August 2017

CLEANING rubbish out of the Brisbane River is a labour of love for Jim Hinds.

High Efficiency Sediment Basin Day in Townsville

01 August 2017

Healthy Land and Water hosted a High Efficiency Sediment Basin Days as part of a 6 day Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Planning course run by Townsville City Council.

A day on the Bay for STEM students

01 August 2017

On Friday 14 July, 27 high school students from four schools across South East Queensland boarded the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre vessel – Inspiration, to explore the science of life in Moreton Bay.

ESC training day at the Cleveland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) training facility

01 August 2017

On one of the wettest winter days in Queensland, 90 attendees took part in a demonstration of best practice Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) methods at the Cleveland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) training facility.

High Efficiency Sediment Basin Day at Aura Stockland

01 August 2017

In anticipation of the changes to the State Planning Policy, Healthy Land and Water hosted a High-Efficiency Sediment Basin Day at Aura Stockland Caloundra Landfill with 60 attendees.

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.