About Queensland Water and Land Carers
Queensland Water and Land Carers Inc. (QWaLC) is the peak body for NRM volunteers in Queensland. We are an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organisation. QWaLC formed in April 2004 to fill an important need in supporting the valuable work of volunteer community groups in the Natural Resources Management sector in the state.
The Department of Natural Resources and Mines
QWaLC is funded by a ministerial directive from the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
The funding provided by the State Government gives us the ability to work on behalf of thousands of natural resource management volunteers across Queensland and to advocate on their behalf independently at all levels of the decision-making process. This is a three year contract.
The Department of the Environment and Energy
In the year 2015/16 QWaLC also received funds to deliver activities under the project : A Queensland Community of Water and Land Carers – Involved, Informed and Capable
The organisation is answerable to our membership, which is made up of a broad range of volunteer NRM groups. Members include Landcare, Coastcare, Waterwatch, Bushcare, catchment associations, conservation groups regional bodies and sub-regional organisations.
The organisation is incorporated and governed by a constitution that sets out the objectives, powers and administrative arrangements.
QWaLC’s network extends across the 14 NRM regions of Queensland, each of which is represented by a QWaLC board member elected from the regional groups. The board members participate on a board of management.