NQ Dry Tropics Sustainable Agriculture programme is delivering extension, training and Reef Water Quality Grants as part of the Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef programme funded by the Australian Government Reef Trust through the Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF) and a partnership between AgForce, Cape York NRM, NQ Dry Tropics, Fitzroy Basin Association and Burnett Mary Regional Group.
The RAP Burdekin Grazing Project will:
- By June 30, 2019, contribute to a 5% reduction of anthropogenic sediment load derived from priority grazing enterprises in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region.
- By June 30, 2019, 60 graziers have implemented improved erosion management practices over 500,000 ha in priority Reef catchments.
The programme is designed to provide assistance to help graziers implement changes that improve management practices and productivity, while also reducing agricultural runoff into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
This is a voluntary programme funded by the Australian Government Reef Trust III investment through QFF, delivered in the Burdekin NRM region by NQ Dry Tropics. The Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef programme is not linked to regulation.
NQ Dry Tropics is working in conjunction with project partners AgForce and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to deliver grants, training and extension to graziers in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region.
Download the RAP Burdekin Grazing Project factsheet.