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Keep up to date with the latest news, information and events regarding the environment in South East Queensland.

Media Enquiries:

Tim Schaefer, Media and Communications Officer

E. timothy.s@hlw.org.au

P. 0488 713 340

Changes to the Healthy Land and Water Awards

  Healthy Land and Water regrets to announce that the annual Healthy Land and Water Awards will not be staged in 2019. Since 2001, we have proudly presented the Awards program, which celebrates and recognises the people and groups working to improve and protect the environment in South East Queensland. While Healthy Land and Water […]

Ipswich koala habitat flourishing after 5-year conservation project

  A five-year project to plant and establish 12,500 koala habitat trees has been successfully completed at Grandchester near Ipswich.  The Grandchester Koala Offset Project was delivered in partnership between Powerlink Queensland, Healthy Land and Water, and Ipswich City Council to rehabilitate 26 hectares of cleared grazing farmland in the Mt Grandchester Conservation Estate. Powerlink […]

Tree planting project reaping rewards for Redlands

THE Cleveland community is reaping the rewards of a decade-long revegetation project to plant over 12,000 native trees in the Ross Creek catchment area. Since 2010, Redland City Council has undertaken regular revegetation work to stabilise Ross Creek and enhance an important wildlife corridor from Long Street to Smith Street. Mayor Karen Williams said the site was […]

Healthy Land and Water appoints new director

Healthy Land and Water is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to its board of directors. Nikki Poteri-Collie, a senior leader with over 25 years’ experience working in the water, energy, mining and industrial sectors, has joined Healthy Land and Water’s board effective immediately. With a diverse background in large corporations and […]

Healthy Land and Water 2018: A year in review

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 environment. As we enjoy a much-needed break over the holiday season, here’s a highlight reel of our major milestones in 2018. Scroll through to see […]

Healthy Land and Water CEO joins new Koala Advisory Council

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 a new koala conservation strategy for Queensland and supervise the implementation of recommendations suggested by the Koala Expert Panel. The state government created the Queensland […]

Second stage of shellfish restoration project launched

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 have been synonymous with Indigenous culture and Moreton Bay for thousands of years, but shellfish communities are now functionally extinct in the Pumicestone Passage due […]

Mayor plants 15,000th tree at scenic Canungra

Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen has planted the 15,000th tree in a project that has helped to improve the water quality of local catchments, reduce erosion and encourage the return of native plants and animals. Council began working with the Federal Government’s Green Army in 2015 to remove tonnes of invasive weeds including […]

Makeover to Small Creek boosts Bremer River health

A BIG project to restore Small Creek in Ipswich is helping improve the health of the Bremer River. The latest Healthy Land and Water annual waterway health Report Card found water quality in the Bremer River improved slightly in 2018. The improvement is being credited to a reduction in the amount of pollutants entering the […]

Experts warn community apathy could kill Moreton Bay

South East Queensland’s leading environmental scientists have warned that community apathy could kill Moreton Bay. The prediction is based on the results of the 2018 Healthy Land and Water Report Card, an annual study of the health of South East Queensland’s waterways. The 2018 Report Card found the overall condition of waterways draining into Moreton […]

South East Queensland, let’s catch up!

Healthy Land and Water invites you to join our experts in the 2018 Community Forums initiative. The Community Forums will be held following the release of the 2018 Report Card, an annual assessment of the pressures facing our waterways, their current environmental condition, and the level of social and economic benefits waterways provide to local […]

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