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

Healthy Waterways Forum (2003 - 2008)

Main proponent:     WCL
Cash funding:   Natural Heritage Trust, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Mackay Whitsunday NRM Group, Whitsunday Regional Council, Canegrowers Mackay, IESA Environmental
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:   Whitsunday Regional Council, Cruise Whitsundays

Project outline:

WCL hosted the 2003 and 2008 forums to highlight some of the activities across the region to learn about and protect our waterways. Speakers were invited from groups such as: GBR Marine Park Authority; WetlandCare Australia; sugar and grazing industries; state and local government as well as community groups such as OUCH volunteers and Seagrass Watch.

Project achievements and outcomes:

100 delegates to the 5th HW forum
Increased community awareness of water quality and waterway issues