Tropical Grasslands (2007) Volume 41, 130132
The Condamine Alliance and the Condamine Catchment
Condamine Alliance, 3 Clifford Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
A shift to community decision-making processes in relation to the environment was undertaken by the Australian Government in 2000, with the creation of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP). Fifty-six regional decision-making bodies were created Australiawide, allowing communities to plan and direct investment. The sustainable and profitable use of resources was at the forefront of the initiative, and remains the key outcome. The Condamine Alliance is one of the bodies charged with the responsibility of developing, in conjunction with industry bodies and Landcare groups, resource management plans and projects to combat salinity and improve water quality in the Condamine Catchment. This paper gives some details of how the Alliance is structured and functions.