Healthy Land and Water is dedicated to the care of our unique and beautiful land, waterways and biodiversity.

 

Our Clean Up program collects over 250,000 pieces of litter every year, helping to keep our SEQ waterways clean. 

 

Over 4,000 landowners have now registered for the Land for Wildlife program, helping to preserve our natural assets. 

 

More than 900 hectares of land was treated for weed control under our vegetation management programs in 2016.

 

In 2016, flood resilience solutions were applied to more than 63 kilometres of stream bank, helping to keep our waterways strong. 

 

Regional Landcare Facilitator

The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) supports the landcare community to promote sustainable agriculture across the region, particularly in the rural, semi-rural and rapidly expanding peri-urban communities (which now comprises 20% of South East Queensland). 


The main role of the RLF is to help increase capacity and knowledge amongst land managers through skills-based training and advice, collaborating wherever possible with land managers, other stakeholders and the SEQ Catchments Members Association.
The role is shared between three facilitators across South East Queensland in order to fully utilise the specific skills, knowledge and experience available, supported by technical, engagement and support teams and is funded by the Australian Government. 


The focus of the RLF is to: 

  • Engage with rural and peri-urban land managers and landholders to provide them with the skills they need to manage their properties to that they are environmentally sustainable and economically sound
  • Engage with the recreational horse community to raise awareness of the link between the health of their property and the health of their horse, and provide the necessary training for horse owners to be proactive in property and pasture management
  • Engage with recreational fishers to raise awareness on the link between fish habitat, water quality and sustainable fisheries, and provide the training necessary for them actively identify and restore fish habitat

All of the activities listed above assist with the delivery of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme (land manager training component), which focuses on improved soil health, water quality and productivity. 

 

How can I access support from the RLF?
  
The RLF supports a number of events and activities across the region for interested community members, including:

  • Horse Management workshops for horse owners held throughout the year covering a number of issues including:
    • Property management planning
    • Pasture identification and management
    • Equine behaviour and nutrition
  • Soil health training workshops 
  • Weed control and management workshops
  • Practical fencing workshops for landholders
  • Catchment tours to allow for shared learning of healthy creek management


If you would like more information about the RLF program or if you are interested in finding out what training is available in your area for you please contact one of our facilitators (contact details below) or visit our events calendar

 

Healthy Land and Water Regional Landcare Facilitators 

Bruce Lord

bruce.l@hlw.org.au

 

Ross Bigwood

ross.b@hlw.org.au

 

Susie Chapman

susie.c@hlw.org.au