We are often asked what we actually do? No its not endless water quality testing nor running around the catchment telling people what they can and can’t do. There are other organisations to do all that. We prioritise on ground action – implementing projects that reduce risk to water quality but also provide numerous other benefits. Most of our projects improve habitat, address threatening processes to wildlife, protect remnant vegetation and even help landholders remain sustainable and viable. The last thing we want is to lose all our local farmers and be replaced with more and more houses. This can only be detrimental to water quality and the environment. This short video we produced in 2018 provides a small example of some of the work we do.
What does LBCCG do? (Video link)
The 2022/23 financial year in many ways has been the culmination of many years of hard work. Turn-over peaked, staff numbers increased and on ground activity not only expanded but innovation and work quality improved.
The pandemic continued to impact the group with increased costs of material and labour. The LBCCG business model ensured that the impact of increased costs and labour shortages were minimised.
We would like to acknowledge our generous funding partners particularly Seqwater and Sunshine Coast Council for their continued support.
LBCCG’s activities align well with Sunshine Coast Council’s Biodiversity & Waterways Management strategies.
Consequently, Council through the Environement Levy Partnership program, supports LBCCG with operational funding to assist in the delivery of on-ground projects in the Lake Baroon catchment. This is a successful ongoing partnership and has resulted on LBCCG being able to plan with certainty and consistently source additional external funding.
This project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grant program.