December 13, 2017
20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round Three
Congratulations to all the successful applicants.
HQ Plantations Pty Ltd, Private Forestry Service Queensland, Bundaberg Regional Council, City of Gold Coast, Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association, Gympie Regional Council, Diane Lucas, Ngyangabarra Traditional Aboriginal Corp, Brettacorp Inc., and Noosa & District Landcare Group.
187,425 trees and $939,997.00
This Round was the third, and final, competitive grant round of the 20 Million Trees Program.
Grant funding of $4 million was approved for 52 projects. Round Three will deliver 1,220,851 million native trees towards the 20 million trees target.
The Australian Government sought applications from eligible groups or individuals interested in undertaking a tree planting project as part of the 20 Million Trees Program. Applications were sought for projects seeking funding between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive)
November 30, 2017
Just a reminder that insurance coverage for member groups is current until 31st March 2018
Due to the changes earlier this year the annual membership and insurance survey will be distributed in late January 2018.
As you know this survey is an important part of the life of QWaLC members and provides essential information to us that is used to negotiate better insurance premiums and cover as well as provide a valuable insight into many aspects of member groups activities.
November 27, 2017
It was a great afternoon on Friday as we celebrated the work, and heard the great stories of land and water carers from around the state
We would like to thank the sponsors of each of the categories
Bob Shepherd Australian Government Individual Landcarer
Seqwater Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare
Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group and Peter Stevens Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices
Clover Hills Cluster Group Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management
Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc Sure Gro Coastcare
Noosa and District Landcare Group Inc. Fairfax Landcare Community Group
Gilroy Community Sustainable Gardening Project Junior Landcare Team
Bunya People’s Aboriginal Corporation and Burnett Mary Regional Group Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management
Ashley Volz Austcover Young Landcare Leader
Our thanks to all those who nominated and especially to the runners up.
The boards of the National Landcare Network and Landcare Australia met in Canberra on the 23rd November to re-affirm their commitment to move forward with the formation of a new national Landcare organisation. They agreed on the next steps to make this happen, with the due diligence to be completed by Christmas and the new entity to be established before the end of this financial year.
Once formed, the new organisation will give the Landcare movement a single national organisation working on its behalf, which will combine and build on the representative capacity and voice of the NLN and the marketing, education and fundraising and program delivery skills of Landcare Australia. Both organisations are committed to doing what is best for community Landcare and recognise that they will have a greater impact together.
October 24, 2017
The Smart Farm Small Grants $5000.00 to $100,000.00 through the National Landcare Program are officially open for application as of today.
Applications close 7th December 2017
Community Grants Hub
October 20, 2017
Eligible member groups are encouraged to submit applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund online grants portal. The fund is open to organisations that have not-for-profit objectives and are community based.
Groups have until midnight November 30 to submit their application.
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.gamblingcommunityfund.qld.gov.au/#/welcome
October 19, 2017
Smart Farming Partnerships is now live on Community Grants Hub and Grants Connect.
Applications close 21 December 2017
Community Grants Hub
Final documents can be downloaded from the websites.
Applications are now open for a possible share of $60m Smart Farming grants.
The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
The Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources web page has been updated to reflect this (http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/natural-resources/landcare/national-landcare-program/australian-government-investment-in-landcare) and DOEE will shortly have www.nrm.gov.au updated.
Small Grants will follow soon.
September 14, 2017
‘Keeping it Local’, this year Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) have moved away from one central conference to allow greater opportunities for participation, sharing and celebrating what makes our local Queensland groups great.
2017 Local Landcare Forums
Brisbane, 24 November
QWaLC Annual General Meeting, Local Groups Expo, Queensland Landcare Awards 2017
Brisbane International Hotel Virginia
Sandgate Rd and Zillmere Rd Boondall Qld 4034
8.30am to 5.00pm
Guest Speaker at the Queensland Landcare Awards
Dr Cameron Murray is an economist with a passion for improving society. He specialises in property markets, resource and environmental economics, and corruption. His research on grey corruption in Australia has been transformed into a book called Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation. The book explains how the Game of grey corruption is played, how much it costs us, and what we can do about it.
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Darryl Ebenezer, email@example.com
Rockhampton, 1 December
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Jeff Krause, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooktown, 6th December
Working with Young Landcarers
Jabalbina Ranger Base
8.30am to 4.00pm
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Ali Ward, email@example.com
South Cape York Catchments, Jabalbina and QWaLC
These one day events, supported by QWaLC and local member groups, will give groups the opportunity to share:
– their best project over the past 12 months,
– how they plan to reinvigorate their group in coming months,
– how they have linked up with other organisations to achieve local priorities.
QWaLC’s local Board Members will share the work that QWaLC does in advocating on behalf of volunteer groups and highlight the services and benefits available to member groups.
Mount Isa Community Landcare Forum, 23 September (Completed)
Mount Isa Civic Centre
10am – 3pm
To register as a speaker or an attendee, contact: Mark van Ryt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalby, 14 October (Completed)
Dalby Senior Citizens Hall
To register as a speaker or attendee, contact: MaryLou Gittins, email@example.com
Cairns, 18 October (Completed)
Cairns Yacht Squadron
Topic: ‘Eco Tourism opportunities for rainforest and coastal management groups’
Contact: Melissa, firstname.lastname@example.org
EcoCulture Forum Flyer