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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Past Projects

  • 1. Fish Kill (2009 - 2011)
    The fish kill was completed at the end of July 2011 and has significantly increased our knowledge of water quality processes. Despite no fish kill occurring within the study sites over the duratio..
  • 1. Slade Point Reserve (2009 - 2011)
    At project completion, PCL has: Coordinated and delivered 5 community working bees; Developed school educational material, including a PowerPoint presentation and a reference book..
  • 1. Community Support for Eradicating Cat’s Claw Creeper at Reliance Creek National Park (2009 - 2010)
    This project raised the profile of Cat's Claw Creeper and involved the community in controlling an infestation within Reliance Creek National Park at Habana. Cat’s Claw Creeper is a major th..
  • 1. Envisioning Lower Carbon Lifestyles in Mackay (2009 - 2010)
    Background: The context for this proposal is the community of our tropical Mackay region. This community derives its income largely from mining, mining services and agriculture. Per capita we..
  • 1. Community Caring for Critical Coastal Habitat– Sandfly Creek Environmental Reserve Rehabilitation Project (2009 - 2012)
    Over 150 schools students learnt about the natural assets at Sandfly Creek. Students developed a sound understanding of the following: Basic identification skills of shorebirds that visit the r..
  • 1. Sustainable Landscapes Program (2005 - 2008)
    The Sustainable Landscapes Program offered cash incentives for Land managers to implement activities improve the condition of natural resources in the region. Land managers could receive 10-40% o..
  • 1. Pioneer Catchment Community Native Plant Nursery (1998 - 2006)
    Established at Swayne St, the site of the former Pioneer Shire Nursery, to provide seedlings for the Central Queensland Coast Revegetation Initiative (CQCRI). When CCRI finished, the nursery was ..
  • 1. Land for Wildlife (2006 - 2007)
    PCL’s staff, on a volunteer basis, kept the Land for Wildlife program active in our catchments from the time government funding for a local Land for Wildlife Officer was withdrawn until the prog..
  • 1. 2007 Queensland Landcare Conference 'Making a Difference' (2007 - )
    PCL hosted the 2007 Queensland Landcare Conference held 22-25 August at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre. Landcare Queensland was engaged to raise sponsorship, do commutations and..
  • 1. Green Corps teams (Various years - )
    PCL has hosted numerous Green Corps teams, engaging them with a variety of projects. Outcomes achieved through hosting Green Corps teams include: - Habitat restoration, water monit..