About Us

 About N4C

The Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee is a not for profit organisation established in 1995 with key members from that time still active now. Manned ( personned ? ) entirely by volunteers the groups aim is to protect and maintain the ecosystems within Brisbane's Norman Creek Catchment.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month unless otherwise advised.
N4C's meeting place is at 66 Baron St, Greenslopes, UBD 180E7.
Enter Baron Street from either Cornwall or Juliette Streets to the North or from Earl Street via Victoria Terrace to the South.
The meetings ( always on a Monday ) may not be convened on the 1st Monday of any given month for a variety reasons.
If you wish to attend please verify the date with Damien Madden on 0438 118 580, you'll be made very welcome. 

What is Norman Creek Catchment ?

Brisbane's Norman Creek Catchment  is an area of land fringed by natural features, including hills, from which captured water flows down through a network of streams and creeks on its journey into the Brisbane River before entering Moreton Bay.The catchment covers almost 30  square kilometres and is home to almost 100,000 people. Norman Creek Catchment is the most heavily urbanised catchment in Queensland, most of the surface area is covered with roads, concrete and housing.

Map of Norman Creek Catchment in Brisbane

 What we do

  • Creek restoration including weed identification and replacement with local native trees, shrubs, grasses and groundcover
  • Protection of existing vegetation
  • Representation to Council and other statutory planning authorities to improve environmental outcomes from proposed infrastructure projects
  • Ecological studies and GIS Mapping
  • Bird watching and recording
  • Habitat design and building - from acres of riparian landscape to a small home for a ring tail possum
  • We partner and work with other groups in our catchment and beyond to improve capacity including SEQ Water, Brisbane Catchment Network, Brisbane City Council, local businesses, schools ,kindies ,universities and the community. 


Project examples

Creek Restoration- Norman Creek at Greenslopes: a series of riffles ,pools and riparian vegetation that successfully cleans the water and provides habitat for native animals.

Ecological studies: Several underway in collaboration with students to study freshwater ecology and the presence and absence of flora and fauna on project sites.

G.I.S Mapping: Mapping the layers that make up the catchment

Future plans

  • To continue to be involved in consultations with Council and State Governments in projects that impact on the environmental values in the Catchment
  • Encouraging our growing membership to rehabilitate the creeks and streams
  • Completing strategic plans for our project sites
  • Communicate with our members and have guest speakers at our monthly meetings
  • Focus on our local environment and voice our concerns about wider environmental protection issues that arise
  • To enjoy our work together, supporting each other in our community
  • To forge new relationships that support the aim of the group