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INFORMATION

Plans

OUR LAND, OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE

Our land, our water, our future is the Desert Channels Queensland (DCQ) Natural Resource Management (NRM) plan.  This living plan is renewed every five years.  The fourth iteration, covering 2021 to 2025, is currently open for community feedback.  It will guide investment in the region for the next five years.

This 2021-2025 iteration has been built with online software to provide you with interactive maps to explore.  For a summary, check out this factsheet.

You can also still navigate the 2016 to 2020 version in this interactive sub-site, or download it as a navigable PDF.  This follows the original 2004-2009 version and the second iteration covering 2010-2015.  Information to support the NRM plan, such as community feedback, available science and reports, along with additional maps of key features in the region is documented in a Community Information Paper.

The plan included targeted management actions in certain areas that are displayed on individual maps. These actions are developed to clearly identify where investment is required within the region under any of the three themes of natural resources, industry or community. This information provides the community with a clear overview of where investment is required to sustain our natural resources.

The six highest-ranking issues identified by the community were (in order of priority):

  • Weeds/feral animals
  • Vegetation management
  • Grazing pressure/Pasture management/Safe carrying capacity
  • Surface water management
  • Land degradation
  • Viability/economics

 

Other issues identified by the community were (in alphabetical order):

  • Biodiversity Conservation / Endangered Species
  • Chemical Contamination / Waste Management / Pollution
  • Climate Risk and Drought
  • Diversification
  • Education / Awareness
  • Great Artesian Basin
  • Indigenous Land Management
  • Lack of data
  • Mining and Petroleum
  • Property Management Practices / Planning
  • Salinity
  • Security of Tenure
  • Streamline Ecology
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife use / harvesting

Previous plans and supporting material

Below is a list of the current and historical planning documents used by DCQ to guide sustainable natural resource management across the 510,000 square kilometre Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin.

Publications

Books

Click on a cover to email an order inquiry.

Feral Pig Control in the Desert Channels Region

Snakes of Western Queensland

Monitoring Made Easy - landholder vegetation monitoring guide

Weeds and problem plants of the Channel Country

Growing Outback Gardens

Frogs of the Lake Eyre Basin

Reports

Annual Reports

To download and print the report of your choice, click on the relevant link below.

Membership

Membership is a great way to partner with Desert Channels Queensland and to help support us. There are no fees or charges associated with becoming a member. The three membership options are:

 

ORDINARY
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(a) To be eligible to be an Ordinary Member a person must:

(i) be a natural person not less than eighteen (18) years of age;

(ii) be a person who, in the opinion of the Board, is likely to further the objects of the Company;

(iii) not be an employee of the Company;

(iv) not have a direct or indirect interest in the business of a Corporate Member, including as a Member, Director, officer or employee;

(v) consent in writing to become an Ordinary Member of the Company; and

(vi) apply to become an Ordinary Member in accordance with Rule 4.6.

(b) Subject to clause 4.3(c), Ordinary Members shall be entitled to:

(i) attend, speak and vote at all General Meetings;

(ii) nominate and/or second members for election as the Chairperson or as Directors; and

(iii) be elected or appointed as the Chairperson or a Director.

(c) An Ordinary Member will have no voting rights until a period of one (1) calendar month has elapsed after the Board sends the notice of acceptance of membership under clause 4.6(d)

CORPORATE
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(a)          To be eligible to be a Corporate Member, an applicant must be a body corporate that:

(i)            has its principal place of business within the Desert Channels Queensland Region; or

(ii)           in the opinion of the Board, has a significant commercial, business or community interest in the Desert Channels Queensland Region; and

(iii)         in the opinion of the Board, is likely to further the objects of the Company; and

(iv)         consents in writing to become a Corporate Member of the Company; and

(v)          applies to become a Corporate Member in accordance with Rule 4.6.

(b)          A Corporate Member must appoint a representative to attend meetings and vote on behalf of the Corporate Member and must provide written notice to the Secretary of any change to its appointed representative.

(c)           The Board may, in its absolute discretion:

(i)            accept or reject a representative appointed by a Corporate Member and must provide the Corporate Member with written notice of such acceptance or rejection within fourteen (14) days of being notified of the appointment by the Corporate Member; or

(ii)           decide that a Member Representative ceases to be an acceptable Member Representative (Disqualified Member Representative) in which case the Secretary must advise the Corporate Member who appointed the Disqualified Member Representative of the Board’s decision and give the Corporate Member not lease than fourteen (14) days to appoint a new representative

(d)          Subject to clause 4.4(e), a Member Representative shall be entitled to:

(i)            attend, speak and vote at all General Meetings;

(ii)           nominate and/or second Ordinary Members for election as the Chairperson or as Directors.

(e)          A Member Representative will have no voting rights until a period of one (1) calendar month has elapsed after the Board sends the notice of acceptance of membership under clause 4.6(d).

ASSOCIATE
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(a)          To be eligible to be an Associate Member, an applicant must be a natural person who is not otherwise eligible for Ordinary Membership.

(b)          Associate Members will have the right to attend any General Meeting but will not have the right to vote or be appointed to the Board or any subcommittee of the Company.

Desert Channels Queensland is supported by the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the Queensland Government

   

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