2023 Proposed and Planned Projects, Events and Activities


2023 Proposed and Planned Activities

2023 promises to be another busy year for HOPE with ongoing commitment to:

We are also committed to supporting:

  • issues such as Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Threatened Species Development
  • publication of Special Reports on:
    • Food Security (now being handled by Georgia Eastment)
    • Water Security (to be released shortly)
    • Circular Economy (now being handled by Mert Kul)
  • Projects – current and proposed
    • 2023 Qld Women’s Week project – Acknowledging and Celebrating the contribution that women of the Darling Downs have made and are making to the Protection and Conservation of our Environment ->Grant application successful. Project officially kicks off on 1 January 2023
    • Nest boxes – for birds and other animals such possums (grant application submitted to Qld GCBF). -> If grant is successful, the Toowoomba West Men’s Shed will be contracted to build 150 nest boxes which HOPE will distribute free-of-charge to landcare groups and others throughout the Toowoomba region
  • Provision of free drone fly-overs: Friends of the Escarpment Parks (FEP)Toowoomba – Park Care groups and Redwood Park re Cats Claw Creeper infestation; Dingo Mountain Reserve (Crows Nest); and Coalbank Road Reserve (Coalbank) -> probably in January 2023
  • “Weeds” Forum at USQ Toowoomba Campus, 19 April 2023
  • Development and publication of “Minimise Waste and Conserve Resources” brochure (completed 17 Mar 2023)
  • 20-21 May 2023: HOPE’s provision of an Information Display at World Science Festival Queensland being held at Cobb & Co Museum, Lindsay St, Toowoomba


Meeting Schedule

Committee Meetings

Date Meeting
11 February 2023 2nd Ordinary Meeting
Food for thought – What does the future of HOPE look like?
10 June 2023 3rd Ordinary Meeting
9 September 2023 4th Ordinary Meeting
11 November 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 1st Ordinary Meeting for 2023-2024