Our people and partners
South East Queensland Catchments Members Association
The South East Queensland Catchments Members Association (SEQCMA) is an alliance between community, government, and industry, focused on finding solutions to issues affecting South East Queensland’s environment. SEQCMA works closely with Healthy Land and Water to identify and develop strategies that build resilience into the region’s landscapes and waterways. The association’s purpose is to bring many elements of the community together as one voice to protect our land, forests, bushland, waterways, wetlands, and coastal regions.
With more than 200 members, SEQCMA is uniquely placed to effect meaningful change. Members include catchment and land care groups, industry, utilities, agriculture, tourism, local government bodies, Traditional Owners, and community members.
The Healthy Land and Water Board has established the SEQCMA Community Consultative Committee to provide advice, guidance, and advocacy support to Healthy Land and Water regarding strategic natural resource management issues.
Council of Mayors (SEQ)
The Council of Mayors (SEQ) was established in 2005 as an independent political advocacy organisation to represent the interests of South East Queensland. The membership of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) consists of the 10 South East Queensland councils: Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Sunshine Coast, and Toowoomba. The organisation uses its united voice and leverage to advocate for a better resourced South East Queensland with world-standard infrastructure and healthy and sustainable environments.
Council of Mayors (SEQ) works closely with Healthy Land and Water on a number of projects including the Resilient Rivers initiative, which aims to improve the health of the region’s waterways by delivering a coordinated approach to catchment management.
As the custodians of South East Queensland’s water supply, Seqwater, Urban Utilities, and Unitywater work in tandem with Healthy Land and Water to improve and protect the region’s catchments and waterways.
Healthy Land and Water helps deliver on-ground catchment and weed management projects funded by the water utilities that are designed to improve water quality and safeguard the region’s water supply. In addition, Healthy Land and Water works closely with the water utilities to improve water quality through developing innovative environmental offset solutions such as riverbank stabilisation and increased habitat.
Seqwater, Urban Utilities, and Unitywater are crucial partners as we aim to make South East Queensland a healthier place to live.