This is a paid position through CVA, starting IMMEDIATELY. First contract is 6 months with a possible extension to 18 months as Lower Burdekin Landcare have secured 3 x 6 month Green Army Team Contracts. Details of the position are available from Conservation Volunteers Australia website - Click here for website or Click here for Position Description

Supervisor(s) will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants completing conservation activities. This is a fulltime 6 months contract.

Inquiries can be directed to Wendy Willcox, Townsville CVA telephone 4774 1693 wwillcox@conservationvolunteers.com.au
or Townsville@cva.org.au

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. For success in this role you will need knowledge and experience in the application of Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures, sound knowledge of practical terrestrial conservation activities, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner.

A full Driver?s licence, Senior or Level II First Aid and a Defensive Driving certificate are essential. Where necessary, Conservation Volunteers will provide training to Level 3 standard in an OH&S subject. Conservation Volunteers will also apply for a Working with Children Check and Criminal Record Check for the successful applicant.

For more information and a copy of the PD visit the CVA website

Applications close Sunday 26 April 2015, with an immediate start for the successful applicant. Applications to be sent to employment@cva.org.au
employment@cva.org.au and Townsville@cva.org.au


We had a massive 113 people come and plant 1030 trees on National Tree Day

Checkout the photos on FaceBook

Burdekin's National Tree Day

Sunday, 27 July 2014


9.00am - 11.30am

Followed by FREE BBQ & Refreshments

Come and help us plant trees

? Gloves, tools, equipment for planting, watering cans/buckets and drinking water provided

? Participants will need to bring covered shoes, a hat sunscreen & a water bottle.

? Long sleeve shirt and pants are recommended but not complusory

For more information please contact Chris Gallyer at Burdekin Shire Counciil 4783 9867 Or Linda Kirk Lower Burdekin Landcare 0415 307 364

Please feel free to pass these details onto your contacts.

Flourish or Flounder Workshop

17 June 2014

FREE Workshop to ensure Community Group and Organisation Survival

Dr. Ian Plowman is coming to Ayr to host a FREE workshop on Tuesday 17th June, 2014 from 6.30-8.30pm at the Burdekin Neighbourhood Centre.

If you would like?

? Your group or association to be more successful;

? To address leadership renewal; or

? To improve and increase member participation?

This FREE workshop is for you!

For more information please see the attached flyer.

RSVP to BBIFMAC (07) 4783 4344 or email terri.buono@daff.qld.gov.au

Please feel free to pass these details onto your contacts.

Burdekin Shire Council New Tree Policy

Burdekin Shire Council has adopted a new tree policy in an effort to reduce the impact of trees on Council infrastructure. Lower Burdekin Landcare Association's Nursery in Kennedy Street Ayr are able to supply you with trees and plants that comply with this new policy and Ergon Energy's Think Smart - Plant Smart Policy. We can also give advice on correct plant selection for your property. Further details are available on our Nursery Tab

Council's policies can be viewed on their website click on this link www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

To view the Council Media Release on the New Tree Policy Click Here

To view the Council new Tree Policy Click Here

To view the Ergon Energy "Think Smart - Plant Smart" Brochure Click Here

Lower Burdekin Landcare have a New Nursery Manager Ross Gelling

Ross can answer your burning questions about trees, give you the right tree for the right place and price, and put you in touch with people that can help you plan your tree planting project

To see our mechanical tree planter in action click here

For more information contact Ross on mobile 0402 377 306


Lower Burdekin Landcare AGM was held 2 December 2013

    We welcome Tom McShane as Chair, Brooke Corrie as Vice-Chair and Keith Kiloh as Treasurer.

Lower Burdekin Landcare Wraps Up for 2013

Our AGM and end of year dinner had 16 attendees last week.

Brooke Corrie announced that our Nursery Manager and Co-ordinator, Karen Kerr, had resigned and will finish up on 18th December 2013 ? our last day of Nursery operations for 2013. Karen will be sadly missed, having done such a wonderful job in the Nursery. Karen will not be in the district for some time after 18th. The Management Committee will meet to organise advertising of the position. If anyone is aware of potential candidates then please let us know.

Tom McShane was voted as Lower Burdekin Landcare Association Chairperson. Many of you would know Tom through his role as BBIFMAC Manager.

Brooke Corrie, who stepped down as Chairperson, was voted as Vice-Chair.

Keith Kiloh continues his role as Treasurer, after being voted in for another year.

Linda Kirk will continue to fill the position of Secretary. As per the LBLCA Constitution, the Secretary does not form part of the elected Management Committee.

We had a surprise guest at the meeting who kindly took the chair for the election of office bearers. Any guesses who!! (see picture of the wild travelling couple).

Thank you to our volunteers for your dedication and hard work throughout the year. Without your support Lower Burdekin Landcare Association would not be able to accomplish its many activities. Thank you also to our many partners.

Lower Burdekin Landcare will not meet again until February 2014. Have a safe and enjoyable break over the festive season.

Lower Burdekin Landcare Annual General Meeting will be held

Monday, 2 December 2013, 6.00pm

Ayr Anzac Memorial Club "Gallipoli Room"

This meeting was followed by dinenr and drinks, at members expense, to celebrate the end of a busy year.

Nominations for Management Committee are Now Open


Telephone Linda Kirk 0415 307 364 or Brooke Corrie 4783 9869

For AGM Agenda Click Here
For Management Committee Nomimation Form Click Here
For Lower Burdekin Landcare Membership Renewal Form Click Here
For Lower Burdekin Landcare Membership Application Form Click Here

2013 Burdekin National Tree Day

Sunday, 28 July 2013, Commencing 9.00am, Concluding 11.00am with Free BBQ & Refreshments

Moratt's Pitt and Surrounding Council Land, Beach Road, Ayr

Entrance to the site is opposite Austral Bricks in Cornford Crescent, Ayr. The triangle area between Beach Road and Cornford Crescent. There is plenty of parking.

Gloves, tools and equipment for planting, watering cans / buckets and drinking water are provided.

Participants will need to bring covered shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle. Long sleeved shirt and pants are recommended but not compulsory.

This is a partnership event with Burdekin Shire Council and Lower Burdekin Landcare Association.

Contact Linda Kirk (LBLCA) 0415 307 364 or Chris Gallyer (BSC) 4783 9800 for further details

Email: Secretary@LowerBurdekinLandcare.org.au

Lower Burdekin Landcare Hosts 2011 Queensland Landcare Conference

20 - 23 September 2011"Generations of Guardians"

Lower Burdekin Landcare successfully hosted the 22nd annual Queensland Landcare Conference in Ayr over 4 glorious days in September 2011. Although this massive undertaking left us absolutely exhausted it was fantastic to see some 250 people descend on the Burdekin to talk about Landcare

The 2011 Queensland Landcare Conference focused on the generations of guardians responsible for land and culture stewardship across the state.

Graham Anderson, Chair Lower Burdekin Landcare Association, said the theme reflected a number of issues.

?Firstly, we acknowledge the role Traditional Owners have played as environmental stewards over thousands of years in Australia. Secondly, there are many people who have been involved in landcare since its inception in the 1980?s and they have a lot of knowledge and passion to share. But most importantly, there is a whole new generation of landcarers ? young people, students, Gen Y ? who are showing a new level of interest in the environment and sustainability. We want to foster this generation of guardians and make sure they have the resources and support they need to make a difference for the future.?

To see photos from the conference and read some of the conference delegate?s comments visit the conference facebook page click here

The Conference Final Report is also available by clicking here.

Lower Burdekin Landcare would like to thank all their volunteers who made this event possible as well as the many local people and businesses who helped us out during the conference. We would also like to thank those conference delegates who not only attended the conference but gave hands on assistance as well.

Lower Burdekin Landcare would also like to thank the fantastic sponsors and speakers who got behind the conference, some for the first time and many others as long time supporters.

A very special thanks is extended to Sam, Chloe and Racquel from the Wombat Creative Team as without their expertise, experience and powers of persuasion, we could not possibly have made this event happen.

To contact Event Manager Wombat Creative

Phone 0421 709 519, Fax 07 5538 9843, email: sam@wombatcreative.com.au

Visit the Conference Website at www.landcare.org.au/Conference.htm

Visit the Burdekin Junior Landcare Conference Website at www.landcare.org.au/JuniorLandcareConference.htm

Follow the conference on Facebook click here