The Maranoa-Balonne Catchment Management Association is a network of people interested in the long term viability and health of the Catchment and works in partnership with government and stakeholders.
The MBCMA’s mission is to connect and support people to participate in profitable, progressive and sustainable management of our Maranoa-Balonne catchment and community. Our focus is healthy people managing healthy landscapes. The MBCMA is taking a lead role to support organisations, businesses, government, industry and individuals to share priorities, concerns and opportunities for a healthier and cohesive catchment community.
“Connect and support people to participate in profitable, progressive and sustainable management of our Maranoa-Balonne catchment and community”
Story behing our logo
GREVILLIA “ROBYN GORDON”
Grevillea “Robyn Gordon” had its origins at Myall Park Botanic Garden, Glenmorgan. Mr David Gordon (1899-2001), founder of the Garden was a keen amateur botanist. He knew that if you had closely related plants of the same genus from widely different geographic areas growing in close proximity, you had a high chance of natural hybridisation occurring. So it was in the early 1960s, Mr Gordon found a new plant had indeed appeared, and named it after his eldest daughter. The parents of this new hybrid were Grevillea bipinnatifida from Western Australia and Grevillea banksii which grows on the east coast of Australia.
Grevillea “Robyn Gordon” was the first plant registered by the Australian Plant Cultivar Authority in 1970s.
Because Mr Gordon had generously donated plant material to friends and nurseries, plant varietal rights could not be pursued and as a result, the Gordon family and Myall Park Botanic Garden have never benefited monetarily from plant sales of Grevillea “Robyn Gordon”.
Grevillea “Robyn Gordon” is the logo of Myall Park Botanic Garden and the floral emblem of the Tara Shire. It is the most popular native plant grown in Australia and is well known internationally. It even grows in a garden surrounding a feedlot in China.