2018 National Landcare Awards

After winning the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award category at the Queensland State Landcare Awards in 2017 LBCCG attended the 2018 National Landcare Awards with high hopes but also recognising that the competition from the other Australian state finalists was incredibly strong.

The subsequent announcement probably caught every one by surprise…perhaps not Peter, but certainly the rest of us! The highlight of winning of course is the recognition for our amazingly supportive and cohesive Management Committee and our supporters and funders, all of whom we cannot list here but special mention must be made of Seqwater and Sunshine Coast Council. LBCCG staff love their jobs and it shows in the achievements we make every day; to have this kind of recognition makes us all strive to even make more of a difference! Last but certainly not least we thank every single one of the landholders, large and small, that trust us to partner with them and implement projects on their properties. We would not achieve anything if not for these people.

Peter Stevens was delighted to accept the award on behalf of Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group. “It’s great to receive recognition for all the years of work we put into this project. There are a lot of people that are going to be very proud of this amazing outcome.”

2017 Queensland Landcare Awards

LBCCG had great pleasure to announce we were successful in the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award category. The award recognizes demonstrated excellence and leadership in implementing integrated land management practices to farm properties that protect soils, water and vegetation.

Category winners continue on as finalists in the 2018 National Landcare Awards.

LBCCG thanked all our funding providers, stakeholders, volunteers and especially landholders in contributing to the success of the group and their role in LBCCG receiving the Award.

2015 Healthy Waterways Awards

The Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group has won the coveted 2015 Rural and Agriculture category at the recent 2015 Healthy Waterways Awards. The Award, presented by Queensland Rail, recognises the efforts of LBCCG in 2014 for building strong relationships with the catchment’s landholders and implementing projects with a total value exceeding $535,000. LBCCG with the outstanding support of Seqwater is committed to not only protecting the catchments waterways and improving water quality outcomes but also supporting primary producers to improvement property management that can lead to improving viability and sustainability. The award was accepted by LBCCG President Peter Stevens and Vice-President Steve Skull.

The 2015 Healthy Waterways Awards Gala Dinner was an exclusive opportunity to honour south east Queensland’s waterway champions, gain insight into the many innovative waterway health projects being undertaken in the region, as well as bringing together community and industry leaders.

More information, including the winners of all the other awards can be found