Ormeau Bottle Tree Project

The Ormeau Bottle Tree is a critically endangered canopy tree that’s native to the Ormeau area in South East Queensland. For decades, the species has been under threat from weeds, wildfires and land clearing. In an effort to help conserve the species, Healthy Land and Water launched the Ormeau Bottle Tree Project in early 2019 […]

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 […]

Brisbane River Recovery

The Brisbane River is the lifeblood of South East Queensland. Known colloquially as the ‘Brown Snake’, the 344km-long river forms in Mt Stanley and flows through Brisbane before emptying in Moreton Bay. Historically, the Brisbane River was admired for its natural beauty and known for the abundance of fish and rich vegetation along its banks. But since the mid-1800s, the […]

Carronia Vine Restoration Project

Healthy Land and Water teams up with the local community in an attempt to protect the endangered carronia vine and pink underwing moth. In partnership with Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the National Landcare Program, Healthy Land and Water launched the Carronia Vine Restoration project in 2017 within a section of the Cahill’s Scrub Bushland […]

go2zone

go2zone is an initiative by Healthy Land and Water to provide free, chilled Australian water to the community and cut down on single-use plastic bottle waste. go2zone water refill stations can be found throughout South East Queensland and present a sustainable alternative to the 9 billion single-use plastic bottles consumed by Australians every year. Healthy Land and […]

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 St 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 […]

Saltmarsh for Life

Saltmarsh for Life is about reconnecting the South East Queensland community to the rich and varied life forms found in our beautiful saltmarsh environments. Take me to the Saltmarsh Map! Well if you love seafood, you love saltmarsh. If you love to fish, you love saltmarsh. If you love birds, you love saltmarsh. So a lot of people […]

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