The Gomaren and Doctors Creek Landcare Group is based around an area with the town of Goombungee roughly near the centre of the catchment. The catchment is bounded by the Great Dividing Range in the north, the Cooby Creek catchment to the east, and the Oakey-Cooyar road to the west. A public meeting was held in February 1998 to ascertain interest in forming a Landcare group in the area. Subsequently the Gomaren and Doctors Creek Landcare Group was formed under the guidance of North-East Downs Landcare. GDCC Landcare group’s vision and mission is to serve the local landholder group.
The group meets every second month in Goombungee CWA hall. They organise interesting guest speakers and participate in field trips and workshops. “Focus on Farms” Photographic competition is the 5th annual competition organised by GDCC Landcare Group.
Landcare is a grass roots movement which is passionate about the sustainability of our land and our water. Landcare Australia recognises and appreciates what has been achieved by the movement since its inception. Each and every one of us is to some degree a land carer, be it as an innovative farmer, a passionate back-yard gardener, a casual visitor to a public park, a regular bush-walker in a National Park, a keen naturalist, a nature photographer, a junior citizen scientist, a travel agent, a landscape artist, a rural reporter…the list goes on. We are all responsible for the care of the land and water which sustain us. It is exciting to imagine what might be achieved if the entire community became involved in the Landcare movement.
The “Focus on Farms” Photographic competition grew out of a desire to
Encourage new membership in Landcare and other groups with similar values.
Highlight the role our farming and rural communities on the Darling Downs.
Showcase the unique rural and agricultural landscapes on the Darling Downs.
Facilitate a real communication between urban and rural communities by sharing experiences of how people from all walks of life connect to the land.
Provide an avenue for school children to develop a passion for the natural environment and an appreciation of farming and rural life.
See our NEWS page for further details (Prizes / Judges/ Nicki Laws tribute)
Our general meetings are held every second month (starting in March)
and are held on the second last Thursday of the Month at 7 pm.
Apart from our photographic competition, unfortunately everything is on hold during this time.
New members who reside within our catchment area (Gomaren & Doctors Creek) are most welcome.
Email Toni Gorry - Secretary via the form