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Global expert offers free Sunshine Coast climate workshop

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. Roger Stone has worked in meteorological and climatological research globally […]

New hotline helps with environmental damage from ex-TC Debbie

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. Natural resource management organisation Healthy Land and Water established the hotline with support from the Queensland Government to provide advice to property owners on how to restore damaged creeks and gullies following […]

Congratulations to the Aura Community Advisory Group!

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! Stockland’s master-planned city of Aura on the Sunshine Coast will be the first new city in Australia to be designed and constructed […]

Life returns to Pimpama River restoration site

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. Assistant Minister for the Deputy Prime Minister Luke Hartsuyker will visit the site […]

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

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards – South East Queensland’s leading environmental awards.    The awards are held each year to recognise the work of individuals, groups, schools and community organisation’s to protect South East Queensland’s landscapes and waterways, with winners sharing in $19,000 prize money. Previous […]

Workshops ensure better pastures and resilient waterways

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. The workshops were delivered over three days at Mount Alford, Beaudesert and Canungra in the […]

Rainforest Symposium a success

Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA) Symposium   This successful two-day symposium showcasing all types of subtropical Australian rainforests, was held on 23rd and 24th March 2017 at the Robina Community Centre on the Gold Coast. A dinner and drinks event was held on the evening of 23rd March at the Currumbin RSL. The symposium was hosted by […]

Toxic spill assurances welcome but further investigations needed

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. The organisation also warned that the contamination of Brisbane River and Moreton Bay ecosystems would […]

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