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2012 QUEENSLAND STATE CONFERENCE | 28 – 30 June 2012

Queensland Water will be jointly hosting the 2012 Queensland State Conference on 28, 29 and 30 June at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
The theme this year is ‘Paddocks, Backyards and Balconies … Together, Making a Difference.’ With this conference will aim to lift our gaze and take affirmative steps towards the future of land care. Also opening the conference to community groups outside the land care sector to provide fresh insight on how to develop strong, vibrant and sustainable groups. By working together, QWaLC can ensure that community groups are healthier, better protected, better managed, more resilient and better able to provide essential ecosystem services in a changing world.
The 2012 State Conference has much on offer, with practical and interactive field trips in the South-East Queensland area, highlighting the great work that is going on in this part of the State. Social activities include a welcome breakfast and conference dinner on the Friday evening. The call for abstracts will soon be announced, with the subthemes, Cultivating Communities, the Environment Around Us and Stepping Towards the Horizon. If you would like to participate in any way, from attending to speaking or volunteering at the event, please visit the conference website for more details

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2011 Queensland Conference  |  20 – 23 September 2011

Presentations from our Queensland Conference are now available for download from our CONFERENCE PAGE.

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Congratulations to all the winners in the 2011 Queensland Awards

On 7 September 2011, the award ceremony was presided over by Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC Governor of Queensland at Government House.

To find out who the winners were, please click on the link below.

Click here to find out who won


Building on Regional Body – Land care strengths

Working with the Queensland Regional NRM Groups’ Collective and Queensland Water and Land Carers to explore ways to strengthen the relationship between regional bodies and land care groups throughout Queensland. While it is very early days, a communique summarising the first formal meeting has been produced for the members of all parties. For more information contact

> Read the communique here


QROC | Representative Body for Recycled Organics in Queensland

The Queensland Recycled Organics Council (QROC) Inc. has been formed to represent the interests and support the growth of the recycled organics industry. QROC is seeking letters of support and members to demonstrate the need and importance of such a body. If you think QROC has a viable role to play and wish to know more, email


Online Information for CQC

The Central Queensland Coast Network invites the region’s carers to investigate their new local website containing individual pages for the Network’s Catchment groups, Sarina, Pioneer and Whitsunday:


Clifton Free Community Event Promoting Health and Wellbeing | 19 February

“It’ll Be Alright in the Long Run”
Having experienced the devastation of many years of drought and the impact over the past year that two floods has had on both the land and the people who work it, Clifton Group has decided in this ‘Year of the Farmer’ to address the health and wellbeing of local people who live and work in this rural area. The aim is to bring the community together for a social, uplifting yet informative occasion aimed at encouraging community members to take a proactive and preventative approach to both their mental and physical health. Many volunteers and sponsors are contributing, including coordinating partner, the Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (ACRRMH).
John Schumann and Hugh McDonald (ex Redgum) and the Vagabond crew will provide entertainment. John is not shy to interrupt the performance and talk about his own personal experience with mental illness and encourage people to think about looking after their health with a positive, proactive and preventative approach. The opportunity to enjoy a live performance will attract people and help break down any barriers caused by stigma and other misconceptions. At the same time, people can access heaps of health and wellbeing information from sponsors’ stalls.
The event starts at 12 noon – 4.00 pm at the Clifton Showgrounds. A drinks stand and free BBQ will be provided. Register, and be in the draw for a fantastic $750 prize package – two all-inclusive nights at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.


QMDC Showcases Projects

The Queensland Murray–Darling Committee together with Government liaison officers visited various project sites at Roma, St George, Warwick, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.
Committee CEO, Geoff Penton said, “As well as flood recovery work, liaison officers were able to see other work happening on the ground, including weed and pest fish control work, projects to boost biodiversity, our sub-catchment planning work and involvement.”
The Queensland Murray–Darling Committee is a natural resource management organisation supported through funding from the Queensland Government’s Q2 Coasts and Country and the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country programs. The Committee supports communities within the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin to sustainably manage their natural resources.