For more than a decade, Healthy Land and Water, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Council have been collaborating with more than 30 stakeholder groups to preserve and improve the values of our Pumicestone Passage and its catchment. 

In February 2020 the community was invited to join stakeholders in taking part in a special three-day event, held at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Participants had the opportunity to find out more about the Pumicestone Catchment, its management and join discussions on how we can continue working together to conserve and restore this special area.

The Pumicestone Passage and its catchment has high environmental values. It is part of the Ramsar-listed Moreton Bay Marine Park and encompasses our spectacular Glass House Mountains. Its sheltered waters are a place where locals and visitors can reconnect with nature. It has diverse habitats that sustain regional fisheries, marine turtles, dugong and more bird species than Kakadu - making its protection even more important.

The event was hosted by Healthy Land and Water in collaboration with community, research, industry, government and Traditional Owner groups. It brought together wisdom, knowledge and know-how to work towards a healthy future for the Pumicestone Passage and its catchment. 

Knowledge gathered through the event helps inform the next Pumicestone Catchment Action Plan and an updated SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan.

Together these plans will support our preservation and enjoyment of the Passage and its catchment into the future.