Current Programs, Projects and Activities
  • Last updated:
  • 31 Aug 2021

Catchment planning


Development of a Pumicestone Passage and Catchment Acton Plan in underway by council in partnership with community and industry stakeholders and the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

This Plan incorporates a whole-of-catchment approach, covering the Pumicestone's freshwater sub-catchments, wetlands and coastline and is a key deliverable of the Sunshine Coast Waterways and Coastal Management Strategy (2011-21).

Through a series of workshops a number of issues and management actions have been identified to protect the natural, economic and social values of the Pumicestone.

In 2012-13 the Queensland Government committed $450 000 towards implementation of on ground actions identified in the Plan.

  • Pumicestone  Focus Group
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Queensland Government
Land acquisitions, partnerships and grants Partners

Council's Environment Levy provides funding for :

  • Land acquisitions to protect high valued bushland e.g. Racemosa Environmental Reserve, Landsborough.
  • Community Partnerships to support operational activities of not-for-profit community groups who provide
    • volunteer opportunities
    • litter collection
    • seagrass monitoring, and
    • coordination of Clean Up Australia Day
  • Landholders Environment Grants to support rural landholders to
    • prevent erosion and sediment delivery to waterways
    • improve streambank vegetation
    • strengthen wildlife corridors and links, and
    • contribute to landscape scale protection, monitoring and rehabilitation.