The Australian Government has identified 56 catchment regions covering all Australia, and supports Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies in each of these regions to prepare and implement integrated resource management plans and regularly define and review priorities. In Queensland, these NRM bodies are community owned, not for profit organisations.
SEQ Catchments is the NRM body for South East Queensland, and plays a central role in promoting the value of local knowledge and participation in NRM planning, securing appropriate funding support for on-ground works to deliver NRM targets, as well as supporting its community base to achieve NRM and environmental outcomes.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resource’s role is to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. SEQ Catchments works with the department to deliver sustainable agriculture outcomes with landholders through the National Landcare Programme.
Department of Environment
The Department of the Environment designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage and promote climate action. SEQ Catchments works with the department to deliver community based programs that address Matters of National Significance through the National Landcare Programme.