May 26, 2020
The Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA) will receive $49,005 from Round 3 of the Federal Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants program.
The group plans to use the funding to build grazier capacity in the Inland Burnett through improved property management.
BCCA works with landholders in the Burnett and adjoining catchment areas to improve sustainable agriculture through on-ground projects, field days and workshops.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said 113 projects nationally would receive grants of up to $50,000 under Round 3.
“Australian agriculture has a long history of early adoption of innovation – the ingenuity of our farmers never ceases to amaze me,” Mr Littleproud said.
“They have always looked after the land and we are giving them a helping hand through this grants program to adopt best practice natural resource management methods.”