- About regional NRM
- My region
- Get involved
- Policies & plans
- Education & careers
Queensland Landcare Grants 2011
2011 recipients announced
The successful applicants for the Queensland Government Landcare Grants 2011 have been announced. More than $150 000 in funding has been allocated to 24 community projects across Queensland—four in the state’s far north and north, three in Central Queensland, eight in the south-east and nine in the south-west.
The grants will help landcare and like-minded community groups involved in natural resource management to protect our precious natural and productive resources.
The table below lists the successful applicants and brief project descriptions.
|Maroochy Waterwatch Inc.||
|Rehabilitating riparian landscapes—targeted community engagement and on-ground rehabilitation of a degraded riparian area.|
|Bellthorpe Progress Association Inc.||
|Establishing a control program to eradicate Palm Grass in the Bellthorpe District and engage community to continue to monitor and control Palm Grass when the project is complete.|
|Inglewood and Texas Landcare Association Inc.||
|Providing native trees to landholders in the Inglewood and Texas areas together with information on planting and maintaining native trees and planting wildlife corridors.|
|Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee||
|Increasing protection to Salvin Creek and its water quality and increasing wildlife movement through strategic choice of vegetation and ecosystem building.|
|Oakey Urban Landcare||
|Rehabilitating the riparian zone of Oakey Creek to increase the habitat and biodiversity of native wildlife.|
|Restoring riparian areas through control of prickly acacia and Parkinsonia to support economic viability of properties and biodiversity conservation.|
|Desert Uplands Build-Up and Development Strategy Committee Inc.||
|Removing fringe infestations of Parkinsonia and Parthenium weeds at Lake Galilee.|
|Whitsunday Catchment Landcare Inc.||
|Re-establishing native vegetation along Galbraith Creek by extending previous rehabilitation works to create habitat and corridors for native fauna and protect against stream bank erosion and weed infestations.|
|Aramac Landcare Group Inc.||
|Assisting landholders with properties along Aramac's roads to deal with weeds using best practice methods for dealing with pest plants.|
|Men of the Trees (MOTT) Queensland Inc.||
|Using MOTT Community Open Day to raise community awareness about the environment by demonstrating the value of our natural resources through increased education and participation.|
|Gympie and District Landcare Group Inc.||
|Convening four public weed whacker events, with each event incorporating training and practical control of targeted species, best practice control techniques and substitution of local native plants.|
|Jamboree Residents Association Inc.||
|Restoring Andaman nature strip by replacing dead vegetation with flowering native vegetation and instilling community pride, as well as encouraging motorists to drive carefully.|
|Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group Inc.||
|Organising three volunteer days to be held on Landcare member properties over a six month period. Each volunteer day will focus on one of the following themes: weeds, biodiversity, and vegetation.|
|Coolum District Coast Care Group Inc. and Marcoola Coast Care||
|Stabilising and rehabilitating coastal dunes, and raising public awareness of coastal native conservation values and resources.|
|Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc.||
Establishing a Tin Can Bay P-10 School Wetlands Conservation Area Management Project - engaging volunteers in natural resource management.
|Millmerran Landcare Group Inc.||
|Enhancing biodiversity in the Murray–Darling Basin by supporting community natural resource management projects which provide education and training on sustainable land use and property management practices.|
|Waggamba Landcare Group Inc.||$10 000||
Holding a Yarrabilla field day for volunteers to plant trees for a wildlife corridor to increase the connectivity of vegetation along the creek and increase community awareness.
|South Stradbroke Island Landcare Group Inc.||$5 500||Planting native species on South Stradbroke Island to improve native vegetation and increase native habitat with community involvement.|
|Malanda and Upper Johnstone Landcare Association Inc.||$4 800||Extending riparian revegetation at Tanglewood farm, Millaa Millaa, to better conserve the condition of land resources used for grazing.|
|North Johnstone and Lake Eacham Landcare Association||$3 260||Rehabilitating the Pound Road tributary of North Johnstone River by stabilising an accreting gully head and a bank slumping site using a mix of green and hard engineering.|
|Australian Tropical Research Foundation||$5 000||Re-establishing the original protective vegetation along beaches and shorelines of the Cape Tribulation to Noah Creek section of the Daintree lowlands and so reduce the impacts of increasing storm energy.|
|Mitchell and District Landcare Association Inc.||$10 000||Controlling and containing outbreaks of Parthenium weed through engaging landholders in the surrounding area.|
|Warroo Balonne Regional Landcare||$5 000||Eradicating and controlling weeds of national significance through engaging landholders in the surrounding area.|
|The Helidon Hills/Murphy's Creek Landcare Group Inc.||$5 170||Treating six hectares of riparian and in-stream habitat for weed control, rubbish removal, erosion control and establishing safety fencing and an interpretive walking trail.|
Innovative projects with on-ground activities eligible for these grants were those which contributed to the protection of Queensland’s natural resources, addressed some of the many challenges, included partnerships and encouraged more people to become involved in their protection, showed value for money and demonstrated a capacity to deliver. Grants of up to $5 000 were considered for community groups, and grants of up to $10 000 were considered for collaborative projects involving two or more organisations.
If a group or the viability of a project has been impacted by the recent natural disasters in Queensland, the group should apply for an extended timeframe or to vary projects to use funds for environmental recovery work. Any revised proposal should be consistent with managing and protecting our natural resources or encouraging Queenslanders to become involved in looking after our precious resources. Groups which wish to take up this offer should contact the Grants Coordinator.
Completed project reports must be submitted to the department within six months from the date of receiving grant funding.
Applications for the 2011 grants closed on 12 November 2010. Should these grants be offered again in the future, details will be made available via this website.
For more information, email the Grants Coordinator or phone (07) 3330 5302.
Last updated 03 March 2011