Addlington Creekcare

Seqwater Addlington Creekcare - Neighbourhood Partnership Program

The Addlington Creekcare program is a community driven water quality improvement program developed by Landsborough residents in collaboration with Mooloolah River Landcare (MRL) and Seqwater.

The program reflects the needs and interests of local residents whilst protecting the quality of the local drinking water supplies and providing positive environmental outcomes for Addlington Creek and the local community.

Residents with property along Addlington Creek and tributaries within 25 km upstream of Seqwater’s water supply intake at Ewen Maddock Dam are invited to participate in the program. 

Eligible residents can choose the level of involvement and benefits they receive.

Joining Addlington Creekcare helps residents access financial incentives* aimed at saving time and money whilst restoring your property’s natural environment.

A partnership approach to protecting local drinking water quality and Addlington Creek Seqwater delivers quality drinking water supply across Southeast Queensland. Water comes from Lake Baroon Pocket Dam and goes to Caloundra’s drinking water supply.

Ewen Maddock Dam was constructed in two stages in 1976 and 1983 across Addlington Creek, a tributary of the Mooloolah River. Located on the Sunshine Coast, Ewen Maddock Dam is part of South East Queensland’s drinking water supply.

Seqwater operates an integrated water network called the SEQ Water Grid. This means that sometimes your water may also come from other parts of the region including Baroon Pocket Dam on the Sunshine Coast and North Pine Dam, near Brisbane.

Water quality coming into the treatment plant really matters. People who own land along the Addlington Creek play a vital role in protecting water quality which is why protecting water quality is a partnership approach between Seqwater, MRL and Landsborough residents.


Benefits of joining the program include access to:

  • financial incentives from Seqwater* (depending on eligibility) and other sources
  • connections in your area with local residents
  • information and expertise on improving property management
  • your natural environment, and our waterway health
  • how to get more native flora and fauna on your land
  • enjoying the natural landscape and the beautiful Addlington Creek
  • planning support to identify projects for your property that may also offer:
  • cost/ time savings
  • increased property enjoyment
  • healthier waterways and natural areas.

*Funding support is subject to participation in the Addlington Creekcare program and an eligibility assessment.

Community benefits of joining the Addlington Creekcare program include:

  • helping protect the quality of Caloundra’s drinking water supply
  • increasing connections across the Landsborough community
  • creating improved information networks
  • helping protect and support local businesses
  • helping protect the recreation, economic and lifestyle opportunities for Landsborough and surrounds.
Addlington Creek, Landsborough 4550

Environmental benefits of joining the Addlington Creekcare program include:

  • Assisting recovery of threatened species 
  • Improving habitat health and connectivity across the landscape
  • Reducing creek bank erosion along our waterways
  • Improving water quality
*Funding support is subject to participation in the Addlington Creekcare program and an eligibility assessment.
How is funding eligibility assessed?
Funding eligibility is based on:
  • Your location and overall property and environmental need*
  • Your ability to make or obtain an “in-kind” contribution towards the project through
  • your labour or other input
  • Taking part in property planning including completing a Best Management Practice property assessment with MRL and making a simple property water quality plan with 1-1 support

*Residents with property on Addlington Creek or tributaries up to 25km upstream of the Ewen Maddock water offtake are eligible to access funding under the program

If you would like to find out more about this program or make arrangements for a free
property visit, please contact:
Peter Shuttleworth
0447 223 558
Neighbourhood Partnership Program
Landholder Area Map, Landsborough QLD 4550
Locals at the BBQ & Codesign Planning Afternoon
Addlington Creekcare MRL Source Protection Officers
Our Seqwater Source Protection Partners
Program Launch 2023
Program Codesign Workshop
Addlington Creek, Landsborough
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