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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

2007 Queensland Landcare Conference 'Making a Difference' (2007 - )

Main proponent:     PCL, Landcare Queensland
Cash funding:   PCL and many sponsors
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:   Volunteers, Mackay City Council (now Mackay Regional Council), Landcare Queensland

Project outline:

Project achievements and outcomes:

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 registrations.  Margaret Lane was appointed convener and responsible for local organisation, field trips and conference program.   The conference attracted 386 delegates from across Queensland and interstate, with 201 attending field trips (6 offered) and 437 attending the Landcare Awards Dinner, where two local winners were announced.  70 speakers contributed to a program in which presenters were challenged to address the conference theme, Making a Difference.


The conference received very good feedback from delegates and was a financial success, due to the significant sponsorship raised by Landcare Queensland and the volunteer effort of the Convener and the many helpers.  It provided a great opportunity to make partnerships with other sectors and this as achieved with varying degrees of success with Tourism, the Arts and the business community.  The conference occurred at a good time to showcase our Sustainable Landscapes program, and Sustainable Landscapes projects were the subject of field trips and conference presentations. 

Field trip to Dave Hunter's organic banana farm

Having a look at the great work some of our local cane farmers have done.