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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

Pioneer Catchment Community Native Plant Nursery (1998 - 2006)

Main proponent:     PCL
Cash funding:  
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:   (Mackay Regional Council (formerly Mackay City Council), community volunteers, Green Reserve

Project outline:

Project achievements and outcomes:

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 retained to provide a venue for education on native vegetation, native seed collection and propagation, nursery practices and to provide plants for revegetation.

The propagation of seedlings grown at the nursery was mostly undertaken by local volunteers and Green Reserve.  In 2005/2006, around 5500 plants were propagated and distributed through our nursery, and we held an open day and training events.  PCL's involvement in the Community Nursery finished in 2006, whereupon resources including the seed bank were transferred over to the Mackay City Council Environment Centre.

Joan Fitzsimmons & John Pickup propagating plants at Community Nursery Open Day.

Coordinator Jane Eales & Cr Dave Perkins opening hothouse funded by Gambling Community Benefit Fund.