LBCCG wins at 2017 Queensland Landcare Awards

Held on Friday 24th November the Queensland State Landcare Awards recognize outstanding Landcare achievements and celebrate the invaluable contribution of dedicated volunteers. LBCCG has great pleasure in announcing we were successful in the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award category. The award recognizes demonstrated excellence and leadership in … Continue reading

2017 Annual General Meeting

LBCCG recently held the 2017 Annual General Meeting. A celebration of the previous year’s achievements, it also appointed a new Management Committee for the coming year. We are pleased to announce the following positions for the 2017/18 year: President (Chair)                                Peter Stevens Vice President                                     Heather Spring Secretary                                               Steven Lang Treasurer                                              Keith Schelberg … Continue reading

LBCCG Annual General Meeting Thursday November 9, 2017

Membership Form 2017 LBCCG-Management-Committee-Nomination-Form-AGM LBCCG-Proxy-Form-AGM      

2016 Annual General Meeting

On the evening of October 13, 2016, LBCCG held our Annual General Meeting. As with all of our AGMs, all Management Committee positions were declared vacant and nominations called. It is with great pleasure we can announce the following positions for the 2016/17 year: President (Chair)                                Peter Stevens Vice President                                      … Continue reading

LBCCG Manager Report September 2016

At our monthly LBCCG Management Committee meetings, Manager Mark Amos presents a Powerpoint presentation updating the Committee on project  progress, expenditure, issues and upcoming projects. Some of the information is confidential and is edited, however most of the information is as presented. To see a PDF (2.5 MB) of the September Report (presented … Continue reading

Healthy Waterways Award

Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group recently won a prestigious Healthy Waterways award - the 2015 Rural and Agriculture Award presented by Queensland Rail. LBCCG won the award for building strong relationships with local landholders and implementing over $535,000 worth of projects in the catchment. The win is a credit to the LBCCG Management Committee who are committed to the improvement of both water quality and production outcomes in the catchment .

Recreation & Safety Information for Lake Baroon

For information regarding recreational activities and current status of Lake Baroon, please click on the title above.
In June 2013, Seqwater began their most extensive review of recreational activities and facilities at South East Queensland dams and catchments ever undertaken. Public consultation for the review of Lake Baroon closed in November 2013.
Click here for the Lake Baroon Recreation Guide.

LBCCG 2015-16 Annual Report

Our Annual Report is now available!

In 2015-16 LBCCG grew considerably with new staff members and a significant increase in on-ground projects addressing water quality issues within the Lake Baroon catchment. Total project value totalled almost $800,000 - effectively doubling the previous year. Seqwater was once again our primary supporter with a new six year Contribution Agreement being signed, funding both LBCCG CORE projects and Strategic Catchment Improvement Programs (Landslides, Weeds and Dairy). Sunshine Coast Council provided Administrative support through the Environmental Levy Partnership Program enabling the broadening of on-ground outcomes. We acknowledge all our project partners, stakeholders and landholders for their support throughout the year and look forward to even greater outcomes in 2016-17 with the expansion of several Programs.

Environment Levy Partnership

LBCCG's activities align well strategically and operationally with Sunshine Coast Council's Biodiversity & Waterways Management strategies. Consequently LBCCG was successful in receiving a three year Partnership with Council, allowing us to double our on ground projects budget by supporting resourcing needs. This project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council's grants program.
LBCCG is a small community group formed in 1992 that seeks to improve water quality throughout the Lake Baroon catchment by implementing on-ground works, education and awareness. The group has grown from a part time Coordinator to currently employing two full time staff, a contracted part time employee and a part time bookkeeper.