The Greater Brisbane Environment Advocacy Network
The Greater Brisbane region is home to over 2 million people - around half of Queensland’s total population - and is also home to the most biodiverse capital city in Australia. This creates a unique challenge and an exciting opportunity to achieve a truly green and sustainable city.
From October 2018 - November 2019, QCC delivered 12-month Myer Foundation grant for the Greater Brisbane Region Coordination Project. The project's objectives were to build the capacity of local groups, improve coordination and deliver better conservation outcomes for the region. Representatives of more than 100 locally-based environment groups were engaged in co-designing a plan for building the foundations for ongoing coordinated advocacy among Greater Brisbane’s environment groups. This informal network of organisations is called the Greater Brisbane Environment Advocacy Network (G-BEAN).
The G-BEAN is an evolving, growing community representing those working collectively to build on current advocacy efforts, initiate actions, organise for impact and achieve significant, long-lasting change for the region. The network focuses its conservation and environmental protection efforts within the local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich, and Moreton. The G-BEAN also works with neighbouring groups including the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Darling Downs Environment Council, the Gold Coast Environment Council, and groups representing the Scenic Rim to work to reduce the impact we have on the wider Australian landscape, as well as the global environment and climate system.
The map below, developed by a research student, Maggie, from the University of Queensland, provides a visual representation of the social network of some of the active environment and conservation advocacy groups in the Greater Brisbane region. You can find group profiles including their location, contact information, and issues focus, by clicking on their placemark on the map.
The map aims to assist in sharing information and connecting groups and individuals to be more effective advocates that are collectively delivering positive change.
We are also collecting stories from G-BEAN members about their local campaigns - Click here to hear from grassroots campaigners about their excellent work protecting local places.
|Catchment Health (e.g. Creek & Bush Care)|
|Nature Conservation (e.g. Biodiversity Protection)|
|Sustainable Lifestyles & Planning|
|Rose Adams||139 Duringan St Currumbin, QLD 4223, Australia|
|Australian Conservation Foundation||105 Vulture St, Suite 16, Level 1, West End, QLD 4101, Australia|
|Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union||Level 1 457 Upper Edward Street Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia||-|
|Australian Whale Conservation Society||PO Box 5388, Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161, Australia||-|
|Bat Conservation and Rescue||PO Box 1727, Capalaba , Queensland 4157, Australia||-|
|Keep Qld Beautiful||South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia|
|BirdLife Southern Queensland||PO Box 375, Annerley, QLD 4103, Australia|
|Birkdale Progress Association||Birkdale, QLD 4159, Australia||-|
|Diane Bribie Island Environmental Protection Association||PO Box 350, Bribie Island, Queensland 4507, Australia|
|Bringing Maridahdi to Ipswich||3-7 Bowtell St, Rangeville, QLD 4350, Australia||-|
|Brisbane Intrepid Landcare||1358 Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale, QLD 4152, Australia||-|
|Brisbane Region Environment Council||PO Box 479, Morningside, QLD 4170, Australia||-|
|Brisbane Residents United||QLD, Australia|
|Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C)||QLD 4000, Australia|
|Mia Carwardine||145 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia|
|Kedronbrook Catchment||QLD, Australia||-|
|Bayside Creeks Catchment Group||PO Box 5020, Manly West, QLD 4179 , Australia|
|Centenary and District Environment Action Inc||PO Box 4532, Mt Ommaney, QLD 4074, Australia||-|
|Community Alliance for Responsible Planning||PO Box 427, Capalaba, Queensland 4157, Australia||-|
|Cubberla Witton Catchments Network||47 Hepworth Street Chapel Hill Qld 4069, QLD 4069, Australia||-|
|Darling Downs Environment Council||PO Box 6323, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia|
|Environmental Defenders Office (QLD) Inc||205 Montague Rd West End , 8, QLD 4101, Australia|
|Friends of Pooh Corner||Rowland Tce Coal Falls 4305, QLD 4305||-|
|Friends of Stradbroke Island||PO Box 167, North Stradbroke Island Point Lookout, Queensland 4183, Australia||-|
|Natalie Frost||U46 44-48 Fairmeadow Rd, QLD 4560, Australia|
|Sheena Gillman||PO Box 1040, Milton, Queensland 4064, Australia|
|Vanda (aka Wanda) Grabowski||52 Poole Rd, Glass House Mountains, Queensland 4518, Australia|
|Healthy Land & Water||160 Ann St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000, Australia||-|
|Ipswich Koala Protection Society||-|
|Ipswich Residents Against Toxic Environments (IRATE)||-|