The Pine Rivers Catchment Association encourages sustainable management of the North and South Pine River Catchments, and Saltwater and Freshwater Creek Catchments, which are found north of Brisbane in south-east Queensland, Australia.
These catchments all flow into Bramble Bay and Moreton Bay. The catchment for the North and South Pine Rivers covers an area of almost 700 sq km, stretching from the D'Aguilar Range in the west to the Bay. The catchment is mostly contained within the boundaries of the Moreton Bay Regional Council, with a small section in the Brisbane City Council area.
The Pine Rivers and Saltwater / Freshwater Creek catchments contain a number of special features. These include National Parks, large areas of state forest in the D'Aguilar Range and at Bunyaville.
A number of wetlands are of regional, national and international significance, such as the Tinchi Tamba Wetlands and the Hays Inlet Conservation Park and surrounding areas. Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurwongbah form important water storages within the catchment. The South Pine River is believed to be the longest un-dammed river in south-east Queensland.
The Pine Rivers catchment also forms part of the larger catchment area for Moreton Bay. Moreton Bay is an area of enormous environmental and economic value to the south east Queensland area, and also recognised as a wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Agreement.
Find out more about Moreton Bay and what is being done to protect this precious resource, visit the Healthy Waterways website.