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Focus on the Future

Livingstone Shire Council now has this round open for its community grants scheme.  Who is eligible?  Community and sporting organisations can apply for up to $5,000 in this round.

For further information go to Livingstone Shire Council


By |February 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Focus on the Future

Best Project Awards for 2015/16

Each year Capricornia Catchments Inc. recognizes the dedication of local landholders towards achieving best environmental practice. Twelve projects were shortlisted from the 36 projects approved during the 2015/16 financial year in each of the following categories:

• Fitzroy Catchment – Grazing
• Coastal Catchments – Grazing
• Grains – Cropping
• Wetlands – Grazing

Projects were assessed against the criteria below:

• Property Planning (is the project part of whole of property plan/redevelopment)
• Partnership and “Champion” Factor, promotion of CC ideals
• Outcomes (overall environmental/Natural Resource Management outcome)
• In-kind contribution

Fitzroy Catchment – Grazing
Nominees in this category were:
“Lake Learmonth”
“Mt. Elsa”

The winner was “Coorumburra”, David and Sharon Howard









Coastal Catchments […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Best Project Awards for 2015/16

Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2016

Five Rocks and the Corio Bay area is one of the most beautiful local areas and as such is pretty important to a lot of people. The Corio Bay/Shoalwater area is also a Ramsar site which means it is a crucial stop off and rest point for migratory shorebirds that can come from as far away as Siberia in the Northern hemisphere.

Which is why the Surfrider Foundation Australia’s Capricorn Coast branch hosts an inaugural Five Rocks Clean Up / Camping weekend in the Byfield National Park from Five Rocks beach, down Nine Mile Beach and through to Corio Bay. Check […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2016

Farewell Peter

At our AGM on Friday, 2 December 2016 Peter Baggett stepped down from the CC Committee. He came on board in 2005 when we we’re formerly Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments. For most of his time on the Committee he was Secretary. In recognition for his commitment to Capricornia Catchments and our appreciation by all, Peter was presented with a farewell gift, a framed property map of Clearview, the family property where his father lived and where Peter calls this home. All the best to you and Kay as you start this new adventure together. Peter said “he will still […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Farewell Peter

Pest Management Catchment Working Group Meetings

Gladstone Regional Council is seeking interested persons to establish a Catchment Working Group for Calliope, Yarwun, Raglan and Mt. Larcom areas.  The group will provide an opportunity for communication and resource sharing between neighbouring landholders to tackle weed and feral animal issues.

Click here for each area’s flyer invitation.

RSVP Gladstone Regional Council, Regulatory Services on 4977 6821.

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Pest Management Catchment Working Group Meetings

Access Training, Support and Expertise

Fitzroy Basin Association Access training support and expertise to benefit your grazing business.

There are a number of programs on offer that provide different levels of support. Capricornia Catchments team will take the

time to understand your business, and recommend programs suited to you and your property.

What’s on offer?

We can provide opportunities to benefit your business. You may be eligible to receive one-on-one assistance to develop property

management plans, participate in training or access grants to undertake projects such as installing additional fencing or watering points.

The benefits to you:

Improve productivity and profitability
Enhance current knowledge and skills
Access experts for information and advice
Learn how to […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Access Training, Support and Expertise

Asbestos Awareness Information Forum

Master Builders are holding two Asbestos Awareness Information Forums in Emerald and Longreach this month.  Are you a person who does maintenance or are you a DIYer?  Would you like to be better informed on dealing with the removal of Asbestos.  This event is FREE and not to be missed.

To find out more click here for further details.

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Asbestos Awareness Information Forum

Living Water Expo

Do you know where your water comes from?


Will be held at Woodbury Water Treatment Plant, 172 Byfield Road on Saturday, 22 October 2016 from 9am to 2pm.

FREE BUS.  Bus timetable and program click here.

By |October 6th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Living Water Expo

2014-2015 Best Projects Awards

At the Members Forum held on 15 April 2016, the 2014-2015 Best Project Awards were announced. The aim of the awards was to identify and celebrate the best Reef Programme projects approved in 2014-2015 to improve our catchment for future generations. For more information click the following link Best Project 2014 2015 FINAL.

By |August 4th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on 2014-2015 Best Projects Awards

National Landcare Conference – Melbourne – 21-23 September 2016

Sponsorship is being offered through the Regional Landcare Facilitator to support the development of skilled and capable community members within the region.  Sponsorship is being offered to 4 participants.  Expressions of Interest are being sought.  For further information click here.

By |July 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on National Landcare Conference – Melbourne – 21-23 September 2016