Whitsunday Catchment Landcare has a new home

Sep 28, 2014 | , ,
From left: WCL coordinator Jacquie Sheils, Reef Catchments CEO Rob Cocco, WCL Chair Graham Armstrong and Reef Catchments Manager John Franklin celebrate new premises for Whitsunday Catchment Landcare in Proserpine.
From left: WCL coordinator Jacquie Sheils, Reef Catchments CEO Rob Cocco, WCL Chair Graham Armstrong and Reef Catchments Manager John Franklin celebrate new premises for Whitsunday Catchment Landcare in Proserpine.

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare Group recently relocated from the Whitsunday Regional Council Office to the Reef Catchments Office at 45 Main Street Proserpine. 

“Sharing an office with Reef Catchments makes perfect sense, both our organisations work with landholders, Council and other groups to look after the natural resources of the region,” said Graham Armstrong, Chair of WCL.

John Franklin, Manager of Reef Catchments Limited, is based in Proserpine and said being able to work more closely with Landcare would be a real benefit to Reef Catchments.

“We already contract Landcare to deliver revegetation, weed control and other activities for lots of our projects. Instead of picking up the phone I can now walk down the corridor,” Mr Franklin said.

He said the natural resources of the Whitsundays were vitally important as they sustained the farming, tourism, development and natural environment that made the area such a desirable place to live.

“Organisations such as Reef Catchments and WCL work with the community to ensure that together we are looking after our natural resources so that they continue to provide for us in the future.”

Reef Catchments CEO, Rob Cocco, said working together made the best use of  limited dollars for natural resource management.

This efficiency is critical when Government has limited money and so many priorities to try and balance.”

Jacquie Sheils, Coordinator with WCL, said she would be working from the Main Street Office Tuesday to Wednesday and was looking forward to sharing an office with people working in the same field.

To contact Reef Catchments or Whitsunday Catchment Landcare come into the office or call John Franklin, Reef Catchments, 0438 115 086 or Jacquie Sheils, Whitsunday Catchment Landcare, 0408 187 944.