By Mark Bibby – CEO
As I sit here writing the first blog on the NEW Regen Australia Website I contemplate a very pleasing problem………. rather than struggling for content I am at pains to decide what to leave out. There has been so much going on at Regen lately!
I should start by mentioning what a great year 2018 was for the business and by saying a big thank you to all of our valued clients and our wonderful staff. In financial terms Regen grew significantly and in doing so we eclipsed all of our targets in the business plan and budget.
The growth in our business prompted a change in management structure and allowed us to create 14 new positions in our Restoration, Vegetation Management and Nursery business units. During the year we worked on a vast range of projects across SEQ and northern NSW. From – Rainbow Bay to Moreton Bay – Glamorgan Vale to Cedar Vale – Kilcoy to Currigee, our Regen teams have been doing their thing to create, restore and improve our natural areas and open spaces.
As we move into 2019 Regen is still growing and all signs are positive for another great year.
The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia conference is nearly here with the first field trip (to the big scrub rainforest) starting on Friday the 21st September. Regen Australia is excited to be a sponsor of the conference and assist SER Australasia to achieve its mission:
“to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.”
All the details on this stimulating and entertaining conference can be found at https://www.sera2018.org/
Landcare in our Backyard
Our region is one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia and our network of local landcare groups do a wonderful job in caring for our land, water, plants, animals and our people. The Gold Coast was well represented in the winner’s circle at the recent Healthy Land and Water awards http://hlw.org.au/awards/winners
Regen Australia is lucky to be involved with a number of landcare groups and projects and we congratulate all the hard-working volunteers on their continued efforts in preserving and improving our natural assets.
Regen Australia Staff ‘Fun Day’
We all need a break now and then. In August all the Regen crew met for breakfast at the Q1 Skypoint Observation deck. If you haven’t been there I recommend a visit. The 360 degree views showcase the ‘Green behind the Gold’ and with good food and coffee it is a great place to take visitors. Following our breakfast we moved to Escape Hunt in Southport. We were divided into small groups and worked our way through the cryptic clues. Most of the teams managed to escape in the allotted timeframe.
We had a great day and we are looking forward to our ‘Fun Day’