Zela maintains involvement with a range of community groups and partners.
The aim of the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) is to promote within the community and through interested sectors, a common view of a sustainable and productive catchment.
The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) is the peak body for natural resource management (NRM) for a region comprising the Burnett and Mary river catchments and the associated sub catchment areas of the Kolan, Elliott, Gregory, Baffle, Burrum and Isis rivers.
The Mary River Festival (MRF) is an annual event held in the Mary Valley town of Kandanga to celebrate the decision of environment Minister Peter Garrett not to allow the damming of the Mary River which would have had disastrous environmental, economic and social consequences.
Gympie and District Landcare Group was first established in 1988 and incorporated in 1991.
The group actively encourages local community participation in sustainable land management.
Papermakers of Queensland (‘POQ’) connects artists who share a passion for paper as an art medium, with an emphasis on the exchange of skills and encouraging experimentation.
Friends of the Gallery support the Gympie Regional Gallery, and help cultural awareness grow in the region.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the clubs that make up their global network of meeting locations.
Zela is an honorary life member of the Tiaro Landcare Group – an active not for profit community group based in the small rural community of Tiaro in the Fraser Coast district of south east Queensland, Australia.
The Save the Mary River Coordinating Group Inc (STMRCG) is a community-based group formed two days after the Queensland Government’s surprise announcement in April 2006 that it intended to dam the Mary River at Traveston Crossing.