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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Wetlands Program (2002 - Current)

Main proponent:     PCL
Cash funding:   Australian Government
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:   Mackay Port Authority (which became North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, NQBPC), Mackay City Council (which became Mackay Regional Council), Mackay Whitsunday Natural Resource Management Group (which became Reef Catchments Mackay Whitsunday Isaac Limited), Natural Resources and Water (which became Department of Environment & Resource Managment), Mackay Canegrowers

Project outline:

Project achievements and outcomes:

PCL has played coordinating, advocacy and awareness-raising roles in order to achieve better on-ground outcomes for our local wetlands. From 2002 – 2007 we worked in Sandringham Lagoon on two projects; trials for managing Hymenachne and its removal from the Lagoon. PCL managed revegetation, monitored water quality and conducted field trips to spread awareness of projects.


From 2004 to the present we have worked with landholders including Mackay Port Authority/North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, Mackay City Council/Mackay Regional Council and private landholders to control woody weeds in the Slade Point/Andergrove wetlands.  PCL has continued to urge landholders for renewed weed control in the wetlands.  We also hosted the Open Day at Wetland Walkabout in May 2009, showcasing the work that has been done to restore wetlands and its results.

PCL continues to push for woody weed removal from Slade Pt wetlands

Sandringham Lagoon choked by Hymenachne