Programs & Organisations

The following organisations have added to the understanding of wetland processes in the Great Sandy Strait




Burnett Mary Regional Group

The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) is the peak body for natural resource management (NRM) for a region comprising the Burnett and Mary river catchments and the associated sub catchment areas of the Kolan, Elliott, Gregory, Baffle, Burrum and Isis rivers.

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee  The aim of the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) is to promote within the community and through interested sectors, a common view of a sustainable and productive catchment. website
Department of Environment & Heritage Protection  The department aims to be the most responsive and respected environment and heritage protection agency in Australia, and is responsible for managing the health of the environment to protect Queensland’s unique ecosystems, including its landscapes and waterways, as well as its native plants and animals and biodiversity.



Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing  The department manages national parks and their use and enjoyment by all Queenslanders; encourages active lifestyles by providing recreational and sporting opportunities; and manages the racing industry which directly employs 30,000 Queenslanders.


link to GSS website

Fraser Coast Regional Council  Council is committed to the provision of timely, efficient, consistent and quality services provided by polite and helpful officers that meet our customers' expectations.


flood check map for Maryborough

Department of Natural Resources & Mines  The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is an economic development agency that enables the productive and responsible use of our natural resources – water, land, mineral and energy resources – to generate wealth and prosperity for current and future generations of Queenslanders.


Flood check map

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry An efficient, innovative, resilient and profitable agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector that thrives for the long-term. website
Cooloola Coastcare Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc is a not-for-profit community Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisation situated on the Cooloola Coast, Southern Great Sandy Strait, in South-East Queensland. website
Gympie Landcare Value, protect and enhance the natural environment; encourage the local community to use ecologically sustainable land use and conservation practices; promote the adoption of land use and management practices that create a balanced ecosystem and conserves biodiversity thereby ensuring the future livelihood of local people website 
Landcare Groups The Landcare movement in the Burnett Mary region is supported by a large network of community based groups dedicated to to the conservation and protection of our land and water resources. webpage