March 15, 2016

2016 Maleny Wood Expo

2016 marks 20 years of the iconic Maleny Wood Expo From Chainsaw To Fine Furniture, held over three days in early May at the beautiful Maleny Showgrounds in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Begun in 1996 to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans the Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia.

Maleny Wood Expo
30th April to 2nd May 2016

In line with this aim, all wood exhibitors are required to use sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.

Wander at your leisure through lovingly crafted timber products and talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them – from furniture-makers and toy-makers, musical instrument-makers and box-makers, whittlers, carvers and everything in-between. There’s ‘something wood’ to suit every taste and budget.

View the 2016 Wootha Prize exhibition – themed “Against the Grain” in 2016 – where entrants vie for over $4,500 in prize money.

Glimpse the skills of the early timber-cutters who first opened up the Blackall Range, and see the best in both handcrafted traditional and high tech tools.

Smell the spicy aroma of newly milled timber and catch live demos of chainsaw carving, woodworking, trade tools and more.

There’s hands-on woodwork for the whole family with WoodShed Workshops and Woodwork for Women. Even kids can join in a Cool Stool Workshop or the Kids Space where kids can make and take home their own masterpiece. Visit for the full workshop program which will be available early March.

Plus there’s gourmet local produce to take home, native plants to encourage birds and wildlife to your garden, and displays showcasing environmental initiatives in the region to preserve our natural biodiversity.

And when you need a break, pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music.

Have a great day among the sawdust!

January 11, 2016

QWaLC AGM and Annual Report 2014-2015

The QWaLC Annual General Meeting was held on the 28th November 2015.

Thanks to those who attended both by phone and in person.

The QWaLC Annual report is available for download.

QWaLC Annual Report 2014-15 Final

October 28, 2015

Membership Survey 2015

Don’t forget to respond to the 2015 QWaLC membership survey.

Details on how to complete the survey will be available soon.

September 14, 2015

Applications for Round Four of the Green Army Programme close soon

Don’t forget applications for Round Four of the Green Army Programme close at 2.00pm AEST (Canberra time), Wednesday 16 September 2015.

September 11, 2015

QWaLC Board nominations now open.

Have you ever thought about contributing to a Queensland wide organisation.

Board Nominations are now being accepted for the following Queensland Water and Land Carers regions.

Desert Channels
Cape York and Torres Straight
Burnett Mary
Burdekin Dry Tropics / Mackay Whitsunday
South West

More information and the nomination form is available at the following page.

August 25, 2015

Landcare Awards 2015

2015 QLD Landcare_Orange

Reef Range Red Dust Conference Dinner 1st September 2015 Caloundra



May 12, 2015

Give Happy Live Happy National Volunteer Week 11th-17th May

Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia. It provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in society and say thank you to more than 6 million Australian volunteers, including 1.2 million Queenslanders who volunteer.

The theme for NVW is – Give Happy, Live Happy. Research tells us volunteers are happier, healthier and even sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. So, let’s make Australia the happiest place on earth together.

March 14, 2015

2015 Queensland Landcare Awards Opening Soon

Time to start thinking about nominating for the Queensland Landcare Awards.

Nominations will be opening soon.




reef, range, & red dust 2015

Keep a weather eye open as we get closer to registrations opening for the reef, range, & red dust conference to be held in Caloundra on Monday 31st of August to 2nd September 2015.


New QWaLC website launched

As you can see we have a new website.

We hope you like it and find it easier to use.

There are a few things still to do over the next few days.


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