West Moreton Landcare goes to Canberra

This year is the 25th anniversary of the formation of Landcare. This milestone was recognised in the Australian Parliament recently.

Shayne Neumann, member for Blair and member of West Moreton Landcare, in a debate in the House of Representatives on Monday 2 June regarding a motion noting this anniversary, acknowledged the achievements of Landcare and condemned the ‘slashing’ of funding from Landcare’s budget. He also made the following complementary statements about our local Group:

The West Moreton Landcare Group in my electorate of Blair is to be congratulated. It is an active group of more than 50 members. I note that, on Australia Day this year, City of Ipswich medallions were awarded to a number of Landcare members, including the President of West Moreton Landcare, Bob Hampson; the immediate past secretary, Beryl Wallace; former treasurer, Margaret Witherspoon; and Arnold Rieck, who was a founder of West Moreton Landcare and has been a member since it was established. I congratulate that particular organisation because they work closely with South-East Queensland Catchments in the city of Ipswich. In May last year they were awarded $39,600 for the Black Snake Creek catchment projects, which are in a particularly difficult area in the rural parts of Ipswich, around Marburg, with high salinity affecting Marburg and the surrounding agricultural regions.

Shayne went on to criticise the cut in funding to Landcare which he said would impact on volunteer and community organisations around the country.

Shayne’s input to the debate can be viewed at: http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2Fa65ad565-3e46-4334-aebc-4d070cfdbbc4%2F0236%22

The full debate is recorded on pp. 137–142 of Hansard 2 June 2014: http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/chamber/hansardr/a65ad565-3e46-4334-aebc-4d070cfdbbc4/toc_pdf/House%20of%20Representatives_2014_06_02_2494.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%22chamber/hansardr/a65ad565-3e46-4334-aebc-4d070cfdbbc4/0236%22


Black Snake Creek Survey

If you are a Marburg resident and interested in Black Snake Creek, environmental issues or just have some ideas about the future of Marburg, you are invited to take part in a survey at the following link:


Please feel free to circulate the link to anyone you think may be interested.

Please also note that you will be required to provide your contact details to complete the survey.

Marburg Clean Up Australia Day

Join us to help clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.

Site Address

Cnr Queen & Edmond Sts, Marburg
QLD 4346

Meeting Point: Marburg Community Hall

Date: March 3rd 2013

Start time: 3:00 PM

End time: 4:00 PM

Site Coordinator Details

Michele Essex
email: michele@justwindscreens.com

Sign up online at: http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Marburg+Community+Hall

The Community Link

The Marburg and District Residents’ Association publishes an intermittent newsletter that is delivered to mailboxes in Marburg. The electronic file for the March 2012 edition may be accessed here: MRA_issue 9 (1.2 MB pdf document).

Contents include:

  • 2012 Black Snake Creek Festival planning
  • Details of the Marburg Youth and Young Adults Award Scheme
  • Water quality and salinity issues for the Black Snake Creek
  • Band in the Park
  • Details of upcoming Marburg events

Clean Up Australia Day Marburg

Please join us Sunday March 4 for a clean up of Marburg. Details are as follows. You can sign up online here.

Meeting Point: At the Community Hall, Marburg

Cnr Queen & Edmond Sts
QLD 4346

Date: March 4th 2012

Start time: 3:00 PM

End time: 4:30 PM

Site Coordinator Details

Michele Essex
email: michele@justwindscreens.com