How healthy are South East Queensland’s waterways?

Now you can find out! The 2018 Healthy Land and Water Report Card has been released, packed full of new trend graphs, analysis and data than ever before.

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For almost 20 years, we’ve been dedicated to protecting South East Queensland’s environment.

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Safeguarding the future of our planet

Healthy Land and Water is an independent organisation dedicated to improving and protecting South East Queensland’s environment.

Our diverse team of scientists and engineers are experts in research, monitoring, analysis, engagement and project management. Working alongside Traditional Owners, government, private industry, utilities and the community, we deliver innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting our landscapes, waterways and biodiversity.

Our teams on the ground restore waterways and landscapes, improve native habitats, manage weeds, protect native species and educate communities on the best ways to improve and protect the environment for future generation.

It’s all part of our ongoing mission to make South East Queensland a greener, cleaner and healthier place to live and play.

What Healthy Land and Water do

We help people understand the values and condition of South East Queensland’s environment so we can ensure the sustainable use of our natural environment long into the future. Healthy Land and Water works with community, industry and government to deliver innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting our landscapes, waterways and biodiversity.

At Healthy Land and Water, we believe that maintaining healthy landscapes and waterways is not just important for wildlife and ecosystems. A healthy environment also supports a vibrant economy, strong livelihoods, great lifestyles and the happiness and well-being of the community. Through our work, we encourage people to examine and change their behaviours for the benefit of the natural world and for the people and places we love.


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Learn more about what we do on-ground to improve South East Queensland’s environment.

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Explore our services

We offer a range of services to deliver innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting our landscapes, waterways and biodiversity.

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Healthy Land and Water Projects

Click to explore the range of projects we are responsible for throughout South East Queensland.

Environmentally Friendly Moorings

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Environmentally Friendly Moorings (EFM) is an initiative designed to protect…

Grazing BMP

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Healthy Land and Water is committed to helping farmers and…

Davidson St Creek Restoration Project

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The Davidson Street Creek Restoration project is an inspiring example…

Water by Design

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At Healthy Land and Water, we are committed to helping…

Saltmarsh for Life

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Saltmarsh for Life is about reconnecting the South East Queensland community…

Healthy Land and Water Resources

Explore our extensive collection of resources to learn more about issues you care about. We can help you protect the environment in your backyard, local community and catchment.

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We cover a broad range of topics from land management to backyard projects. Explore our topics to understand how you can help your community make a difference to the health of your local environment.

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Healthy Land and Water News

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Healthy Land and Water 2018: A year in review

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2018 HAS been a momentous 12 months for Healthy Land and Water; a year filled with success and progress as we continue our mission to improve and protect South East Queensland's…

Healthy Land and Water CEO joins new Koala Advisory Council

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Healthy Land and Water CEO Julie McLellan has been appointed as a member of the newly formed Koala Advisory Council. The council will work with the state government to develop…

Second stage of shellfish restoration project launched

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A project to restore the once magnificent shellfish beds of the Pumicestone Passage has been enhanced with more artificial reef structures of recycled shell being installed off Kakadu Beach. Shellfish…

Healthly Land and Water acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present.

4,400 Landowners

registered for the Land for Wildlife program, helping to preserve our natural environment.


pieces of litter collected every year by Our Clean Up program.

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

  • Address: Level 19, 160 Ann Street Brisbane QLD 4000
  • PO Box: 13204, George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
  • Phone: (07) 3177 9100
  • Fax: (07) 3177 9190
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