Drought Resilience program

Enhancing the capacity of farmers to prepare for drought conditions Healthy Land and Water’s Drought Resilience program is helping South East Queensland landholders to prepare for drought and changes in climate instead of responding to it. The program will build the capacity of landholders so they can successfully manage drought and its consequences, building farm […]

Sunshine Coast Frog Habitat Restoration

The wallum sedge frog is a small, colourful native amphibian found in lowland wallum habitat in coastal regions of Queensland and New South Wales. Vulnerable due to the rapidly increasing urban spaces on the Sunshine Coast, the wallum frog requires mildly acidic habitat conditions and semi-hollow wetlands, and is commonly found in wallum heath or […]

Healthy Waterplay

The Healthy Waterplay program supports regionally consistent monitoring of recreational water quality in South East Queensland and provides our region’s communities with information about the potential health risks associated with waterway recreation. The assessment of microbial water quality enables people to make informed decisions about where and when to use waterways for recreation. South East Queensland […]

Sustainable Agriculture

An essential part of Queensland’s economy is agricultural production, and in South East Queensland (SEQ) it contributes to over $1.2 billion and makes up 13 percent of the state’s agriculture commodities. The SEQ landscape is made up of 55 percent farmland, however, rapidly increasing environmental pressures like population numbers and urban development are placing the […]

Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program

The Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP) was established in 2000, making it one of the first environmental monitoring and reporting programs in Australia. The EHMP is a comprehensive and scientifically robust waterway monitoring program which provides a regional assessment of the health for each of South East Queensland’s (SEQ) major catchments, river estuaries and Moreton […]

Mid Brisbane Partnerships Program

In 2017, Healthy Land and Water partnered with project funder Seqwater to deliver the Mid Brisbane Partnerships Program, an initiative that helps restore and protect water quality and build resilience into the Mid Brisbane catchment area. Approximately 40 percent of the drinking water supply for the South East Queensland region is either sourced from, or travels […]

Keeping it in Kin Kin

Kin Kin Creek, situated near Noosa, supports a diverse range of rainforests, wetlands, tree orchards, small crops and grazing lands. It’s a crucial habitat the local community is determined to protect, but Kin Kin Creek is under pressure. In recent years, erosion has become a major problem in Kin Kin. Vegetation has been cleared for […]

Davidson Street Creek Restoration Project

The Davidson Street Creek Restoration project is an inspiring example of community, government and industry working together to improve and protect the environment. In 2018, Healthy Land and Water launched a project to restore a section of Breakfast Creek that flows through Corbie Street Park, situated at the end of Davidson Street in Newmarket. The […]

The Wild Macadamia Hunt

We need your help to find wild macadamia trees! The delicious macadamia nut is native to Australia. Unfortunately, although cultivated macadamia trees are abundant in Australia, their wild relatives are under threat. With the support of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, Healthy Land and Water is launching a project aimed at finding wild […]

Feral Pest Management on Minjerribah

Since European settlement, invasive animal and plant species have wrought a terrible toll on the Australian environment. Rabbits, toads, camels, goats, brumbies and pigs are some of the feral species that damage the landscape, kill native species and breed uncontrollably. The problem is extensive even in high-value conservation areas like North Stradbroke Island in South […]

Clean Up Program

Healthy Land and Water has been operating a Clean Up program in catchments across South East Queensland (SEQ) since 1999. Our Clean Up crew collects floating and bank-bound litter from our waterways, removing the waste before it flows out into Moreton Bay where it can do untold harm to our marine wildlife and ecosystems. The program […]

Pumicestone Shellfish Habitat Restoration Project

Restoring shellfish reef populations in the Pumicestone Passage as part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland Project. Up until the turn of the last century, Moreton Bay supported magnificent intertidal and subtidal shellfish beds which had always been a valuable food and cultural resource for Traditional Owners. The oyster industry was certainly the foremost industry […]

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