New entity to renew focus on managing region’s waterways and natural assets

New entity to renew focus on managing region’s waterways and natural assets

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11-Jan-2016

SEQ Catchments and Healthy Waterways Ltd will be joining forces and forming a single entity next financial year, which will allow for improved delivery of waterway and natural asset management across South east Queensland.

The new entity will focus on all the region’s natural assets with waterways remaining a key priority. 

A single entity will leverage the combined resources and expertise of both organisations to better deliver and support community and government expectations while addressing current areas of duplication.

Stakeholder support for the creation of such an entity has been overwhelming with widespread stakeholder consultation playing an instrumental role in supporting this decision.

A small committee nominated by both organisations will be working through the transition details. 

It is still very early days for this transition. Timeframes will become clearer during the implementation phase and we will release more details via our website as they become available. 

We will continue to work closely with our members throughout this process and, subject to final approval by the members of both organisations, we aim to have the new entity set up by 1 July 2016. 

However, we expect that both SEQ Catchments and Healthy Waterways will continue operating post July 2016 while we finalise the transition and resolve outstanding matters. 

What we can say with surety is that the new organisation will: 

  • remain a non-government, non-statutory entity
  • remain a membership-based organisation
  • deliver member’ priorities as its primary focus
  • provide independent and authoritative science 
  • focus on water quality as a key priority
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact either Healthy Waterways Ltd Chairman Paul Greenfield on vspgreen@mac.com or SEQ Catchments Ltd Chairman Robert Smith rsmith@seqcatchments.com.au, or alternatively, contact Julie McLellan on 07 3177 9100 or Simon Warner on 07 3211 4404.

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