Corporate sector investment is vital to supporting our ability to continue to respond to the many environmental challenges facing South East Queensland.
SEQ Catchments undertakes fee for service activities on behalf of business and industry to complement our programs while helping them to meet their corporate social responsibilities.
EnergexSEQ Catchments has been working with Energex for the past five years delivering revegetation and restoration projects as part of Energex’s offset commitments for the region and assisted with the development of Energex’s offsets policy and program design.
Using our wealth of spatial data and innovative GIS expertise we have been able to ensure offset projects delivered for Energex are directed in the region’s strategic habitat corridors. Our strong partnerships with Local Government, other corporate partners, community groups and landholders provide optimum locations for offset delivery and meaningful social engagement.
Port of BrisbaneSEQ Catchments is working with the Port of Brisbane and the Queensland State Government on a pilot project in the Lockyer Valley, measuring reductions in sediment loads in the upper catchment as a way of providing cost effective nutrient management solutions.
PowerlinkSEQ Catchments has been working with Powerlink over the past five years to deliver restoration activities across the region. SEQ Catchments is currently delivering a significant biodiversity offset for Powerlink in Grandchester, where over 16,000 trees have been planted to rehabilitate valuable koala habitat. As a result of this project, Ipswich City Council are continuing to invest in this area.
Through this project Powerlink has demonstrated their commitment to meaningful environmental outcomes for the South East Queensland region.
Queensland Urban UtilitiesSEQ Catchments has forged a strong working relationship with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU), offering cost effective solutions that result in net positive outcomes for the environment and significant financial benefits for this utility provider.
SEQ Catchments was instrumental in delivering the award winning nutrient offset project delivered at Beaudesert, which resulted in the development of the Queensland Government’s Offset Policy.
Moving forward SEQ Catchments and QUU are pursuing a range of exciting projects around SEQ that will deliver positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.
SEQ Catchments is working with Stockland Development Pty Ltd (Stockland) to create a community stewardship program for its major 2,310 ha development, Aura the City of Colour, on the Sunshine Coast. Aura has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating and listed as the world's most sustainable real estate company in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
This community stewardship program is aimed at creating lifelong learning opportunities to engage local stakeholders and future residents to better understand the environmental values of the Sunshine Coast, and in particular, the values inherent to the Aura development site.