NQ Dry Tropics is the leading natural resource management body for the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. We’re a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to sustaining our region’s resources for current and future generations.
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12 WILLS ST TOWNSVILLE CITY QLD 4810
35 DON ST BOWEN QLD 4805
PO BOX 1466 TOWNSVILLE QLD 4018
NQ Dry Tropics is a proud member of the Reef Alliance funded through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Programme.
Landholders Driving Change
Landholders Driving Change is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.
The Protecting Biodiversity Program supports the community to protect, maintain and restore biodiversity in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. We provide planning direction, advice, information, and practical support to mobilise community efforts in achieving this.
Strategy & Partnerships
The Strategy and Partnerships team works to establish and maintain community and industry alliances to support regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) delivery.
The Sustainable Agriculture Program aims to support and empower producers in the use of best management practices for natural resource management within the agricultural industries of the Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM Region.
Waterways, Wetlands & Coasts
The Waterways, Wetlands and Coasts Program works with a range of partners to ensure waterways, wetlands and coastal areas in our region are resilient, healthy, sustainably managed, and enjoyed and respected by communities.
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“I have worked with a few NRM’s and NQ Dry Tropics has done the best job of understanding the need to look at the whole under management and arrange training and awareness for the entire whole. They get the award for most Holistic NRM in Australia.”
Roger S, Dec 2018
“Great people, working hard to make a difference to our local area.”
Ian McC, Jan 2016
“They are always happy to help and easy to deal with.”
Nikki H, Sept 2018
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Connecting scientists and farmers. Today near Ayr, Dr Nathan Waltham from @TropWATER chats water quality with Burdekin cane growers. Also gave an electro fishing demo. Part of our Connecting Cane Farmers project funded by @QldEnvironment #wetlands @AgChatOZ #coastal @nesptwq pic.twitter.com/6YFeCjoRlm— NQ Dry Tropics (@NQDRYTROPICS) November 15, 2018
Our Reef & Beef tour connected graziers with scientists at @aims_gov_au and @CSIROnews. Part of our Saving our Soils project, aiming to strengthen grazing businesses and keep soil on land. Funded by @envirogov with support from @QldEnvironment & in association with @FBAupdate pic.twitter.com/GKkbe6tW8I— NQ Dry Tropics (@NQDRYTROPICS) October 30, 2018
Smart practice! Tail water on Burdekin cane farm collected in a recycle pit being pumped back into crop. Saves money & stops nutrients running into Reef. Decision to install infrastructure supported by water monitoring through NQ Dry Tropics & funded by @QldEnvironment pic.twitter.com/Q4Q47T3jBt— NQ Dry Tropics (@NQDRYTROPICS) October 23, 2018