Wolston and Centenary Catchments Inc (WaCC) is a not-for-profit organisation working to protect and enhance the natural environment within and around Wolston and Centenary Catchments. As a lead community organisation for local conservation initiatives, WaCC works closely with partners and volunteers in projects such as creek restoration, biodiversity surveys and nature appreciation walks. WaCC also offers capacity-building opportunities for members and volunteers.

 

WaCC Constitution

A healthy creek in Wolston Catchment

Healthy creeks like this one in Wolston Catchment are important habitats of platypus in Brisbane.

Our Vision: Our Catchment… Our Community… Our Commitment

A catchment that is ecologically balanced and valued by its community

Our Mission

To protect and enhance the natural environment and resources within and around Wolston and Centenary Catchments.

Our Objectives

  • Foster collaborative partnerships with all levels of government, community and industry to achieve outcome-based results.
  • Advocate sustainable land-use and conservation practices needed in the catchment, recognising the interactions between land, waterways, vegetation, wildlife and recognising the value of biodiversity.
  • Foster cooperation between all members of this community in achieving the mission of the association.
  • Increase awareness, appreciation and care of our natural environment.
  • Engage in projects and initiatives that have sound planning and clear measurable outcomes.
  • Build the capacity of WaCC and the community.
  • Seek and maintain diverse funding sources.

Our Core Values

Stewardship

  • We are committed to protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
  • We believe in taking care of our natural resources for the benefit of future generations.
  • We encourage responsible environmental behaviour through community education and engagement.

Integrity

  • We are committed to professional governance and regular review of our practices for accountability, effectiveness and relevance.
  • We use the best available conservation science and environmental management practices to set priorities, make decisions and take actions.
  • We practice fair and objective decision-making.

Sustainability

  • We conduct our work in an environmentally and socially sensitive manner.
  • We value collaborative partnerships and volunteerism.
  • We maintain a supportive environment through teamwork, good leadership, and a sense of fulfillment, fun and humour.

WaCC’s 2016 Annual Report

WaCC has produced its annual report for 2016 as follows:

wacc-annual-report-2016