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Past grants and projects
The Cambooya Landcare Association is always working on projects which align with our key objectives. Our current and recent projects are summarised below. Keep up to date with progress of these projects, and be involved by coming to our general meetings, and following us on Facebook.
Protection of Cambooya Land
$19,780.00 funded by the Australian Government, Communities Environment Program. 07 May 2020 to 26 July 2022.
This project worked to protect up to 40 ha of sloping country and/or waterways in the Cambooya Landcare region by fencing, revegetating, and developing suitable management plans in order to increase perennial groundcover and slow rainfall runoff. This will reduce erosion and damage to the environment within the Eastern Downs region.
Enhancing Biodiversity Values of Roadside Reserves Around Cambooya
$19,930.00 funded by the Australian Government, Communities Environment Program. 01 November 2019 to 26 July 2022.
This project aims to undertake weed removal, revegetation and fencing to effectively expand the width of roadside corridors along the Toowoomba-Karara Road south of Cambooya. This is a pilot project, which we hope to build on over time to build habitat and native vegetation corridors within the region. More on this concept can be found here.
Federation Park Restoration Project
$5,000.00 funded by Toowoomba Regional Council. 02 May 2018 to 05 August 2022.
Toowoomba Regional Council funded this project to improve the vegetation at Federation Park at Vale View.
A weed control community day was held in August 2019 where volunteers undertook hand weed removal to improve the condition of the native vegetation. The day also included an information session on weed identification, weed treatment methods and a workshop on making seed balls.
In February 2021 a volunteer day was held where native species were planted to compliment the existing vegetation. The seed balls made during the previous volunteer day were also spread around the Park.
Coordinated Pig Control
$50,000.00 funded by the Queensland Government, Department of Environment and Science. 06 April 2018 to 20 September 2020.
This project allowed for a coordinated approach to pig control, across ~100 properties in the Felton Valley. It included 3 helicopter shoots, a workshop, and subsidised funding for wildlife cameras for monitoring of pest animal activity.
Identification and Management of Acid Soils in Southern Queensland
$50,000.00 funded by the Australian Government, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. 28 April 2016 to 20 April 2018.
The project investigated soil acidity and included a desktop study followed by in-field verification, demonstration and field days.
APP-028670 - Gambling Grant
$3,760.00 funded by Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). 09 August 2021 to 08 March 2022
This grant allowed Cambooya Landcare to upgrade important office equipment, including laptops and a printer.
TRC Micro Grant
$499.00 funded by Toowoomba Regional Council. 03 June 2020 to 31 December 2020
This grant provided the group with a much needed upgrade to our accounting system and also funded website hosting for a couple of years.
Landcare Office Improvements Project
$2,500.000 funded by Toowoomba Regional Council. 6 May 2018 to 05 August 2022.
Funding from Toowoomba Regional Council, has assisted in improvements to the Cambooya Landcare Office, including a new front garden and Street Library constructed by Geoffrey from YellowBridge.
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