- About QMDC
The Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, or QMDC, is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that delivers natural resource management (NRM) and environmental services across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.
We advocate for the sustainable use of our region’s natural resources, work to protect vital habitat for vulnerable and endangered flora and fauna and educate our community about the importance of sustainability both in the paddock and around the home.
QMDC’s activities are guided by the community-driven Regional Natural Resource Management Plan, a guide to implementing programs that:
- improve the health of the region’s soil and water
- improve the health of the rivers, wetland and floodplains
- protect native plants and animals
- protect cultural heritage, and
- reduce the threat of weeds and pest animals.
Our stakeholders come from every corner of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin community. We work with farmers and graziers, school students, regional councils, agencies from all tiers of government, agricultural industry bodies, agribusiness, the corporate business sector, the mining and resource sectors, the health sector and rural communities. QMDC pays respect to, and works with, the Traditional Owner Elders, Elders and Seniors of the countries (Nations) in the region.
QMDC has established offices in Toowoomba, Roma and Goondiwindi and staff with key skills in the natural resource management and environmental arenas including technical, engagement, training, education, communication and policy officers.
We are especially proud of our strong links with Landcare in Queensland and have supported the region's network of Landcare coordinators and groups for almost 20 years now.
We believe a vibrant network of Landcare coordinators and groups is a critical component in the successful delivery of a range of projects and programs that boost sustainability in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. This voluntary participation network, based on the Landcare ethic, provides an ongoing opportunity for the widespread adoption of environmental best practice and the uptake of new innovations in sustainable farming practices. Landcare groups and their staff continue to provide the capacity to deliver on-ground outcomes both effectively and professionally, translating plans into outcomes.
Technical and extension staff from QMDC and Landcare coordinators in Stanthorpe, Inglewood, Roma, Mitchell, Miles, Tara, Goondiwindi, Millmerran and St George work to support stakeholder groups across the region, including sub-catchment groups and other special interest landholder groups including weed incentive, land management, young farmer groups and producer associations.
In 2004, after significant consultation with the community, QMDC developed its Regional NRM Plan. The Land and Soils, Riverine, Floodplains and Wetlands, and Vegetation and Biodiversity sections of this Plan were revised in 2006 and the Weeds and Pests section, and the Aboriginal and Cultural Heritage component, were also reviewed, in 2008-09.
The Regional NRM Plan sets out the priorities, targets and milestones for NRM in the region, and is available to community members online, or upon request from the Toowoomba office.
The full NRM Plan, and the most up-to-date target review report, are available online, at our publications section, or on request from our Toowoomba office.
QMDC also has a regular e-newsletter with interesting and useful information about current projects, upcoming events and a host of other issues and items. If you would like to subscribe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
updated: June 8, 2012
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