Our Catchment Area
Moreton Bay and its waterways provide quality of life, amenity and social harmony, with activities including fishing, swimming, boating, scenic appreciation, tourism and recreation. Most important of all are the ecosystem services provided by mother through the biodiversity of landscape and wildlife all around us. These environmental values support our lifestyles and livelihoods and make the Bayside a wonderful place to be. Unfortunately they are under threat through development, pollution and pest impacts.
The Bayside catchments collectively cover an area of about 30 km2, in the Brisbane City local government boundary, with two major areas: Wynnum Creek Catchment and Lota/Lower Tingalpa Creek catchments.
Bayside Creek Catchment Group History
Our group formed out of the Bayside Environmental Network (BEN). This was first established in 1991, and renamed in 2006 in order to recognise the group’s focus on improving catchment and waterway health in the Wynnum, Lota and Lower Tingalpa Creek Catchments.
We now help four active Bushcare groups and one emerging group in the area. We run various events such as clean ups and community planting days, and also assist other local groups with various environmental and community activities. We also apply, manage and acquit a number of funding grants that help conserve the reserve areas. We act as representatives for the Bushcare groups and advocate for conservation and the environment across the Bayside area.