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Who is Queanbeyan Landcare?

Queanbeyan Landcare has its origins in the Trees for Queanbeyan Committee which started in 1991 and incorporated as a Landcare Group in 1997.  Membership is now about 40 residents. In the early years, the emphasis was on establishing neighbourhood plantings and this was a success, with about 20 sites thriving with more than 4,000 trees planted.  In recent years, activities has widened to more than 12 projects.  In addition, Queanbeyan Landcare participates in regional Landcare networks and contributes to local planning processes, such as the Queanbeyan City Council annual Management Plan. 

Importantly, we work with other community groups, to achieve community facilities such as new bikeways along the Queanbeyan River, the Community Gardens in Henderson Road, the outdoor classroom in Thorpe Avenue on the Queanbeyan River. Landcare has attracted more than $124,000 in grants over the years to benefit the local community.

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Our Activities

Recent and current projects include:

  • Managing the Aprasia parapulchella (threatened legless lizard) Dr Peter Barrer Fauna Reserve in River Drive, Fairlane Estate
  • Working with Queanbeyan City Council on the production of the Landcare Heritage Walk pamphlet and the production of the bushland information booklet
  • Calendar, signs, pamphlet for walking track in Bicentennial Park
  • Landcare participates in the Queanbeyan City Council's Environmental Committee
  • Rehabilitation projects, such as Buttles Creek, Barracks Flat Creek and Gale precinct Crown Land woodland, in association with Greencorps teams, Queanbeyan City Council
  • Extensive re-fencing and access restrictions to the large, Gale Precinct Grassy Woodland (threatened ecosystem), jointly with Queanbeyan City Council, Greening Australia, Readymix Quarry, scouts etc this is through the Gale Precinct Interim Community Management Committee
  • QBN-FM 96.7 Radio Landcare Show on every Sunday morning, 8-9 am
  • Working with Oaks Estate community on Vegetation Survey and compilation of Environment Plan for Oaks Estate.
  • Olympic Landcare Project below Marco Polo Club, adjacent to bikeway and stormwater system.
  • Promoting re-vegetation of bike tracks and recreation areas in Queanbeyan River Corridor.

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Becoming a member

New members are very welcome.  The diversity of our projects caters for different interests.  Queanbeyan Landcare meets on the first Tuesday of each  month, 7.30pm, in the R.G. Smith Community Centre, 262 Crawford St (opposite the Council Offices).

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Contacts

  • Chair: Ian Frakes

  • Secretary:  Alison Crawley

  • Treasurer:  Jenny Clarke

  • Publicity Officer:  Tom Baker

Email: QbnLandcare at molonglocatchment.org.au

Queanbeyan Landcare Inc. PO Box 848 Queanbeyan 2620 .  (Contact: Natasha Abbott, Queanbeyan City Council, 298 0266, Tom Baker 6297 4920).

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