The Oxley Creek Catchment Association’s (OCCA) mission is to protect and enhance the natural environment and resource values of Oxley Creek catchment by partnering, educating, advocating and participating in catchment management.
OCCA promotes community action, green businesses and cooperation between all the stakeholders of the catchment of Oxley Creek, including government, community and industry.
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, of which 11km is tidal, and eventually discharges into the Brisbane River at Tennyson/Graceville. 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 flow into the main creek.
OCCA is currently working with the International River Foundation to establish community environmental networks in the catchment of the Bremer River at Ipswich.
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 on Thursday mornings to learn about propagation of native flora, or learn about our amazing catchment through our Environmental Events Program.