Our Story

The Catchment

The Mt Roland region is a sub-catchment of the Mersey River catchment. The Dasher and Minnow Rivers are tributaries of the Mersey River and are principally located in the Kentish municipality.

The Dasher rises on the western end of Mt Claude, and the Minnow rises at the saddle between Mt Roland and Mt Vandyke.

The Minnow joins the Dasher just before its confluence with the Mersey River.

Read more: The Catchment


A reliable supply of clean water is the greatest challenge facing Australia, followed by the maintenance of the maximum possible numbers of different species of native flora and fauna.

Mt Roland Rivercare (MRRCI) is helping to meet these challenges by improving water quality, encouraging biodiversity and educating the community in the long-term benefits of these activities.

Mt Roland Rivercare Catchment Incorporated developed from concerns among residents of the catchment, particularly some with a long history in the area, that the quality of the rivers and riparian zones had deteriorated significantly in recent years, mainly due to farming practices that failed to protect the rivers, and to increasing levels of pollution.

Read more: Challenges


2014 National Tidy Towns

Sheffield was awarded the National Tidy Towns award by Keep Australia Beautiful in April 2014. Part of this award was due to the efforts of Mount Roland Rivercare Catchment Inc, which was Highly Commended for "Environmental Innovation and Protection".


Read the judges report on Sheffield's submission at the Keep Australia Beautiful web site.

Read more: Awards


Mt Roland Rivercare acknowledges the support received from the following organisations and programmes  :

Read more: Acknowledgements

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