A new State Government program aims to help graziers reduce sediment and nutrient loads in their waterways to improve land condition, reduce soil loss  and enhance their resilience (Photo: QPS)

November 2, 2023

Tenders are now open for a State Government program which aims to help graziers reduce sediment and nutrient loads in waterways in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

The Department of Environment and Science is looking for projects in the Burnett-Mary region as well as the Burdekin, Fitzroy, O’Connell and Upper Herbert catchments and sub-catchments.

The program will provide advice and services to graziers to improve land condition, reduce soil loss to waterways and increase their business resilience.

“This program will help boost production, profitability and farm sustainability while improving the quality of water in local waterways and the reef ecosystem,” DES spokesperson Scott Robinson said.

“Funding of up to $1 million is available for organisations with expert knowledge of sustainable pasture management and extension methodologies to increase adoption of improved practices and systems.

“This includes organisations such as Natural Resource Management bodies, landcare groups, producer networks, agribusiness and commercial agronomy providers.

“We are particularly interested in funding projects that maximise farm resilience and improved water quality outcomes.

“I encourage those people or organisations who want to make a difference in the agricultural industry to apply for funding.”


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