LBCCG Projects Report October-December 2015

At our monthly LBCCG Management Committee meetings, staff present a Powerpoint presentation updating the Committee on project  progress, expenditure, issues and upcoming projects. Some of the information is confidential and is removed, however most of the information is as presented. To see a PDF (6.4 MB) of the December Report (presented at the December 10 Management … Continue reading

LBCCG Project Manager Report September-October 2015

At our monthly LBCCG Management Committee meetings, Project 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 removed, however most of the information is as presented. To see a PDF (4 MB) of the October Report … Continue reading

LBCCG 2014-15 Annual Report

LBCCG celebrated our Annual General Meeting on the 12th of November, 2015 with a good attendance and a fantastic light dinner. Please see our Annual Report below for a summary of our year. We look forward to an even bigger and better year in 2015-16. 2014-15 LBCCG Annual Report  

LBCCG AGM – Thursday November 12

Phylogeography and limited distribution of the endangered freshwater crayfish, Euastacus urospinosus

LBCCG supported research in the Lake Baroon catchment on two local crayfish species by Charlotte Hurry, Griffith University. On October 30 Charlotte presented her findings to the local Maleny community. Abstract. Conservation plans can benefit from understanding patterns of genetic structure because many endangered species are spatially fragmented. In particular, … 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 2014-15 Annual Report

Our Annual Report is now available!

In 2014-15 LBCCG delivered a series of on-ground projects addressing water quality issues within the Lake Baroon catchment. Total project value exceeded $400,000; comprising an investment of $125,000 from Seqwater, $102,000 from grants, and contributions by project participants and other partners of $177,000 (cash and in-kind). We acknowledge all our project partners, stakeholders and landholders for their support throughout the year and look forward to even greater outcomes in 2015-16 with several new exciting Programs being developed.

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.