Point Source Sediment Management (2016-2019)
Funded through the Australian Government Reef Trust Phase II investment to help deliver the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan, NQ Dry Tropics provided cost effective, strategic investment to support on-ground action in the Great Barrier Reef and catchments. This was for the long-term protection and conservation of this significant natural asset.
The Point Source Sediment Management in the Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM region – East Burdekin and Bowen-Broken-Bogie projects supported graziers to make changes to management practices to reduce sediment losses and improve the quality of water entering the reef, building on the outcomes of Reef Trust Phase I.
These projects contributed to the long-term reduction in sediment loads generated from the region. By June 2019, six properties in the priority East Burdekin and Bowen-Broken-Bogie basins have implemented cost-effective gully remediation and management practices for sediment reduction.
Six properties were implementing sediment management strategies; remediating gullies as a part of this project, these included:
- Blue Valley – East Burdekin
- Hillsborough – East Burdekin
- Mt Ravenswood – East Burdekin
- Tondara – Bowen-Broken-Bogie
- Strathbogie – Bowen-Broken-Bogie
- Sonoma – Bowen-Broken-Bogie
All graziers were encouraged to be involved in the field and information days that NQ Dry Tropics ran over the life of the project.