About Us

North East Downs Landcare (or NED as we are affectionately known in the catchment area) was formed in 1994 as a management group for Landcare activities across the north- eastern Darling Downs area.NED is based at Oakey, 30 kilometres from Toowoomba.


The NED region covers approximately 7000 square kilometres. NED has 450 members within their twelve sub-catchments. Our goals for the future are to work towards assisting people adapt to climate change and recognising opportunities to further enhance their lives for the better. One of our goals for 2009-10 is to update the catchment plans for our twelve subgroups taking in to account current climate change issues and adoption of improved land management practices.


We are actively working with young Landcarers in schools to educate and encourage them to work with the environment to protect and improve it. We look forward to continuing this work in the future. NED will continue to work with Landholders to embrace and use new technologies such as improving soil carbon. We are now trying to enhance the capabilities of women in the Ned area and extend this invitation to the whole of the Murray-Darling Basin. We have not actively pursued this in the past and need to address this shortfall.


Please read our membership overview and Operating Protocols. 

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