Quality Agricultural Services and Chinchilla Landcare
A vital natural resource. From groundwater to surface water, this natural resource is crucial to our communities and industries. Sadly, our catchment knows all too well the impact of too little or too much water, with the environmental and economic consequences of droughts and floods felt in every corner of our region. Riverbanks in the Condamine catchment were some of the hardest hit areas during the 2010-11 floods and the evidence of their destruction remains.
Competing demands drain water resources. Many other issues affect the condition of our water resources. These include the competing demands of water users (including use for environmental purposes), riparian and wetland condition and maintenance, waste waters, urban and rural stormwater runoff, and the potential for decreased water quality through contamination from effluent (from both sewerage and intensive animal industries).
As well as supporting livelihoods, water is also an important source of recreation. Freshwater fishing is popular in the region and provides excellent opportunities to promote the importance of healthy rivers and involve the community in looking after them.