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Southern Queensland Land Rehabilitation Group

September 2023 Workshop Complete

Presentations, Dinner and Field Day

The last SQLRG workshop was hosted on the 5th of September at Hanlon Park. The day included demonstrations and presentations talking about all things CREEKS!!! 

05/09/23 – A day of networking and presentations followed by a field tour.

Speakers included:

  • Alan Hoban from Bligh Tanner – Hanlon Park
  • Tract Landscape Architects
  • Mark Gibson from Brisbane City Council and Stormwater QLD
  • Luke Brown from Fulton Hogan – Cannery Creek project
  • Vanessa Gorecki from WSP 

We then headed to the park to Hanlon Park /Bur’uda which is a large, open green space in the heart of Stones Corner that has been revitalised by removing the concrete drain and returning Norman Creek to a natural waterway through the park.

The park has been transformed into an attractive and versatile public space that supports the growing Stones Corner Precinct – creating a vibrant urban oasis with more to see and do.

A new nature-themed play area located off Lincoln Street, close to the Stones Corner Community Kindergarten provides natural play opportunities for children aged 0-12 years, including sliding and climbing equipment, sand play and swings, as well as shelter and seating areas for the community.

Recent March 2023 Workshop

Presentations, Dinner and Field Day

The recent SQLRG workshop was hosted in the Toowoomba Region on the 30th of March. The day included demonstrations and presentations talking about all things SOIL!!! 

Speakers included:

  • Ag Tech Hub – What is the hub and current projects
    • Thomas Hall
  • Department of Environment and Science – Mine closures and compliance with regulations
    • Chris Wake
  • Centre for Soil and Erosion Management – Soil Management for Rehabilitation
    • Rob Loch
  • SQLRG – Critically Endangered Natural Grassland Communities on the Darling Downs
    • Rick Haywood

We then headed to Cambooya where Jayne Thorpe from Stablish discussed Darling Downs grasslands and showed us some recent site rehab works. Jayne has grown up in a rural agricultural business (free-range sheep (wool and meat) and free-range beef cattle), completed a Bachelor of Science in Plant Ecology, Post Grad Diploma in Ethnobotany, and has worked for 20 years with Landcare and Natural Resource Management not-for-profits.

The ticket also included coffee, morning tea, lunch and dinner (cash bar) following the event at 4 Brothers Brewing.

Thank you to all that attended the day. It was a full house and enjoyed by all! See you at the next one!!!

Workshop Success

Presentations, Dinner and Field Day

The SQLRG workshop was hosted by the Sunshine Coast Council and took place on the 16th of November at the Caloundra RESET Erosion and Sediment Control training facility. The day included demonstrations and presentations talking about all things erosion. 

Speakers included:

  • Habitat Pods
  • Air Seed drone seeding with clay balls 
  • Atlas Soils/Humisoil 

Apologies but some of the sound has an echo. Feel free to reach out to find out more information.

Recent Webinar Recording

TOPIC: Ecosystem Restoration and Regulator Requirements

WHEN: Tuesday 26th July – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

PRESENTER: Rhonda Bulmer and Max Stoker from Dendra Systems

Restoring environmental ecosystems whilst conforming to regulatory requirements and challenging sites. The talk will discuss:-

  • Invasive species
  • Completion Criteria
  • Rehabilitation
  • Closure

The Southern Queensland Land Rehabilitation Group (SQLRG) is a volunteer network of like minded people promoting best practice in the rehabilitation of disturbed land. 

During the year, workshops are held to present current research, site projects and product updates. On the second day a field trip to a nearby rehabilitated site allows a practical situation to be presented and discussed.

The success of SQLRG is partly due to the variety of people who attend, including environmental managers/officers, industry representatives, government officers, conservation volunteers and specialist consultants.


Join the Southern Queensland Land Rehabilitation Group. Memberships run in 12 month increments.


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