Millions of Queenslanders working for a better environment

Media release
26 February 2013

14 regional natural resouce management groups across Queensland are working together to engage the community in caring for our natural environment.

Over the past four years, these regions have informed more than 1.15 million people about natural resource management (NRM) issues in their local area to ensure that the soil, water and coastal systems our community and economy depend on are better managed.

Mike Berwick, Chair Queensland Regional NRM Groups’ Collective said by working to better inform the community about land and water management issues, Queensland regions have achieved some impressive NRM outcomes across the state.

“Ensuring that people have access to training and up to date information about how to best manage land and water resources makes a massive difference to what can be achieved on-ground.”

“1.15 million people in Queensland better informed about natural resource mangement means more land is managed for biodiversity outcomes, more waterways are monitored and protected and more people are participating in planning for the future of their environment,” Mr Berwick said.

Queensland’s regional groups this week launched a video profiling the major outcomes of their work over the past four years through the support of the Australian and Queensland Governments and many thousands of community volunteers.

Some of Queensland’s NRM achievements include:

  • 1.15 million people informed about natural resource management in their local area
  • 2 million hectares of native vegetation improved
  • 8.3 million hectares of land controlled for pest plants and animals
  • 1.25 million hectares of land under nature conservation agreements

The Queensland outcomes video is available here.  Photos and stories of some of the groups’ other work is available on Facebook and Twitter.

Queensland Regional NRM Groups’ Collective
Clifford Chambers, Suite 11 / 120 Russell Street
Toowoomba  Q  4350

Interview: Mike Berwick, 0419 022 629