Pest fish Tilapia found in the Mary River near Tiaro

A fish caught recently in the Mary River near Tiaro was positively identified as the pest fish Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). 

A further investigation of the Tiaro reach of the river by MRCCC’s Chris Rosin and Chris Mangold discovered hundreds of Tilapia in the Mary River.  Tilapia are in the … Continue reading

CodLine Issue 25 available to download now!

The latest issue of CodLine is now available to download in colour! Featuring news and stories from around the Mary Catchment, the CodLine has undergone a metamorphosis at the hands of Glenbo Craig, who has taken over the reins from long standing CodLine editor, Eve Witney.  The MRCCC wishes Eve … Continue reading

Grazing Land Types of the Gympie District

Click on the following link to download the Grazing Land Types of the Gympie District


Land Access Information

MRCCC Land Access Presentation – April 2014

The law relating to access to rural land by Mining Companies and how it affects rural landholders.

For more information, visit the Queensland Government’s website at


2014 Meeting and Important Dates Schedule released

017 - CopyClick here to download a PDF of this year’s MRCCC diary dates. You can also keep informed via the ‘Events’ page in the green menu above.

Working towards a sustainable and productive catchment

In Retrospect: the Mary River

Looking back to learn about the future Gathering a raft of historical stories about the Mary River Catchment and weaving them into a riveting two part environmental history documentary is the latest offering from the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC). For more information, please contact the MRCCC's Dr Tanzi Smith on 0405 848 375 or call the MRCCC Resource Centre on 07 5482 4766.

Mary River Festival - Sat 8th November 2014

Spicers Oval, Kandanga from 12 noon to 8 pm The Mary River Festival brings local communities together to celebrate the wealth and abundance that the river brings to our region through drama, music, art, fun, education, environmental discussions and displays. The Mary River Festival is proudly brought to you by: CoolArts Gympie, Save the Mary River Coordinating Group and Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee

MRCCC Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 9th October 2014 the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee will host its Annual General Meeting at the Albert Bowls Club, Gympie. Special Guest presenter will be Ross Hardie, a Director of Alluvium Consulting Pty Ltd and a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust. A passionate and dynamic advocate for catchment and river management, Ross has more than 19 years direct experience in river management, and has been responsible for the design and supervision of major waterway management programs and projects throughout Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and South East Asia. At the AGM, Ross will speak about river processes and collaborative river restoration options for the Kenilworth reach of the Mary River, which was devastated by a series of significant flood events between 2011 and 2013. Ross will also provide some insights into river processes in the Tiaro reach of the Mary River which was also devastated by a series of flood events between 2011 and 2013. The AGM will also include presentations from MRCCC Project Officers who will summarise our organisation’s activities over the past year and plans for next year. This will include updates on the Mary River Threatened Species Recovery plan finalisation and implementation, the Biodiversity Fund “Restoring Riparian Resilience Project”, Gympie Council Environment Levy works, Sunshine Coast Council partnership project, Waterwatch, Reef Rescue, river health monitoring and the Land for Wildlife program. To RSVP or for more information, please contact the MRCCC on 07 5482 4766
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