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 events. The group has grown from a part time Coordinator to currently employing two full time staff, a part time project officer and a part time administration officer/bookkeeper.

National Landcare Award

In 2018 Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group recently won the prestigious National Landcare Award –  the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices. LBCCG won the award for building strong relationships with local landholders and implementing projects that address agricultural run-off.  LBCCG acknowledges the incredible support provided by Seqwater and Sunshine Coast Council in making this achievement possible.
For information regarding recreational activities and current status of Lake Baroon, please click on the title above.
The Dam can be closed or restricted to recreational use for several reasons; unsafe swimming and boating conditions, poor water quality or when inflows are excessive.
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LBCCG continued to consolidate our position in the Lake Baroon catchment in 2018/19; at the forefront of working with the community to reduce risk to water quality. Several Programs (Dairy, Landslides & Weeds) wound down while the Maleny Sustainable Beef project proved more popular with local graziers than even we anticipated. Total project value totalled over $1.5 M – similar to the previous year. Seqwater was once again our primary supporter with Sunshine Coast Council, the Queensland Government and the Commonwealth also providing considerable support.

Environment Levy Partnership

LBCCG’s activities align well strategically and operationally with Sunshine Coast Council’s Biodiversity & Waterways Management strategies. Consequently LBCCG has been successful in receiving multiple year Partnerships 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.