The Peaks to Points Festival is supported by catchment groups from across Brisbane’s south side. Each community catchment group plays a vital role in ensuring the protection and health of our catchments and natural areas.
To find out more about your local catchment group and how you can get involved in any of the onground, educational or training activities, click on the links to the left.
Peaks to Points showcases the achievements of these catchment groups and environment and community groups from Flinders Peak, all the way to Moreton Bay.
Bulimba Creek Coordinating Catchment Committee Inc. (B4C)
Bulimba Creek catchment is the second largest on Brisbane’s south side. B4C was started in 1997 by a small group of dedicated people who wanted to protect the natural integrity of our urban environment and the complex web of life it supports.
Oxley Creek Catchment Association (OCCA)
Oxley Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River, drains a catchment area of approximately 26 000 ha in the local government areas of Logan City and Brisbane City, and a small area of Ipswich City. Oxley Creek has its headwaters on the northern slopes of Mount Perry in the Flinders Peak area. The creek stretches some 70 kilometres, and eventually discharges into the Brisbane River at Tennyson. The eastern tributaries are Stable Swamp Creek, Moolabin Creek, Rocky Water Holes and Sheep Station Gully. From the west, the waterways of Crewes, Blunder, Hanleys and Little Doris carry their water to the main creek.
The Oxley Creek Catchment Association’s (OCCA) mission is to revitalise our land and waterways by protecting and enhancing the natural environment and resource values of Oxley Creek catchment. OCCA promotes community action, green businesses and cooperation between all the stakeholders of the Oxley Creek catchment, including government, community and industry.
Last year OCCA won the prestigious 2009 National Riverprize. OCCA’s nomination was based on the group’s efforts to establish a wide range of partnerships with industry, community and government during the past 13 years, plus its celebratory approach to sustainability and environmental education. The prize consisted of $200,000 and included the opportunity for a twinning project with another river management group or organisation.
You can help revitalise the catchment by joining our Creekcare Program. The volunteer CreekCare Team goes out each week to local Bushcare sites and performs on-ground works such as weed control, plantings and site maintenance. It’s a fun and rewarding way to spend a morning. Or you may like to join us at our Nursery or learn about our amazing catchment on our Environmental Events Program.
Bayside Creeks Catchment Group
The Bayside Creeks Catchment Group works to protect and enhance the health and natural processes of Wynnum, Lota and Lower Tingalpa Creeks and their catchments, which collectively cover an area of about 30 square kilometres. The area is home to more than 170 species of birds, 10 species of frogs, 20 species of reptiles and 14 species of mammals. It includes significant migratory shorebirds, the vulnerable koala, squirrel gliders, raptors and an assemblage of other ecologically important bird, mammal, reptile and frog species.
Wolston | Centenary Catchment
Wolston and Centenary Catchments describes the combined catchments of Wolston Creek and various sub-catchments in the Centenary Suburbs which feed directly into the Brisbane River.
The Wolston Creek catchment comprises Wolston Creek and two tributaries, Bullockhead Creek and Sandy Creek, covering an area of 45 square kilometres. The latter two creeks begin in the Greenbank Military Training Area 11 kilometres to the south. Despite pressure from urban development, the Wolston Creek catchment still boasts significant ecosystems, including platypus habitat. It also contains the now-protected 138 hectare Pooh Corner site, which hosts a regional ecosystem now endangered in south east Queensland.
The Centenary Catchments have a combined area of some 20 square kilometres and consist of Mount Ommaney Creek and Jindalee Creek plus several other minor, unnamed creeks, all of which drain separately into the Brisbane River. This catchment is highly urbanised, mainly residential but with natural bushland reserves along the Brisbane River, creeks and at other locations.
The Wolston and Centenary Catchments group (WaCC) is a community-based organisation dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the values of the waterways of the catchments. WaCC links people with an interest in the health of their local catchments and waterways. Since its inception in 2008, WaCC has been working towards a healthier and more biodiverse waterway system through on ground work and community education.