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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Who is Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association?

Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association (SLCMA) is a community based not-for-profit organisation that works with the community to help protect the natural environment within the Sarina Catchment.  SLCMA is made up of a variety of stakeholders including individual land holders, industry, local community groups and junior landcarers.

As an incorporated association, SLCMA is guided by an elected, voluntary management committee. The current management committee (for 18/19) includes the following members:

  • Chairperson: Mark Evans
  • Vice-chairperson: Karen May
  • Treasurer: Kevin Plumb
  • Secretary: Shirley Sidey
  • Committee members: Lachlan McBride & Sandy Evans            

SLCMA staff include:

  • Coordinator: Saskia von Fahland (part-time)
  • Administration: Kristy Thomsett (part-time) 
  • Project Officer: Morgan Thomas
  • Nursery Officer: Davina Wain
  • Revegetation Officer (Leading Hand): Alana Campbell


Objects of the Association

Like all incorporated associations, SLCMA is guided by Rules of Association lodged with the Office of Fair Trading. These rules include the Objects of the Association.

The objects of Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association are:

a) To promote a strategic and integrated approach to natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in the Sarina Catchment Area.

b) To foster coordination and cooperation between land managers, community groups, industry and government agencies in their natural resource management activities.

c) To promote understanding and awareness of the interactions and relationships between the natural systems and resources of the catchment.

d) To identify and prioritise natural resource management issues within the Sarina Catchment Area.

e) To prepare, coordinate and implement priority action plans identified in the Sarina ICM Strategy.

f) To promote sustainable solutions and actions through strong community, industry and government partnerships in catchment management strategies.

g) To provide a forum for community and government discussion on natural resource and catchment management issues.