Our response to COVID-19


Funding boost to help protect important coastal ecosystems

North Queensland’s spectacular coastal ecosystems will be better protected thanks to a new three-year project delivered by NQ Dry Tropics.

Partnership to help close the gap and protect reef

A new project will create Indigenous jobs in North Queensland while supporting efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef and nearby coastal ecosystems.

Automated irrigation saves time and money for Burdekin growers

Burdekin grower Heath Salter has hailed the “life changing” benefits gained from installing an automated irrigation system on his parents’ Mulgrave Road farm in Clare.

Education key to moving cattle calmly and safely

THE workshops conducted by Neil McDonald at his Livestock Handling and Working Dog School are all about educating graziers to  develop a calm, safe routine for shifting cattle. He has a strict priority in the way he goes about delivering that education.

Restoring Bowling Green Bay Wetlands

The Bowling Green Bay wetlands are a jewel in the lower Burdekin’s crown, and a newly-launched project will help ensure their health is maintained and restored.

Fine-tuning breeder herds

MORE of a good thing was the philosophy behind a sweep through the North by breeding herd management expert Dr Ian Braithwaite last month.

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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.

Protecting Biodiversity

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.

Sustainable Agriculture

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.


When tackling soil erosion on grazing lands, it’s important to treat both the cause and symptoms.

NQ Dry Tropics works closely with landholders on strategies that promote better pasture cover, and help hydrate landscapes by retaining rain on property, slowing it down and spreading it out across paddocks.

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2 days ago

Landscape rehydration involves slowing water down and holding it on the land for longer to improve soil infiltration, promote pasture growth and enhance drought resilience. This can help increase the ... See more

3 days ago
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The new From The Land To The Sea project will focus on protecting the Burdekin region's spectacular coastal ecosystems. Find out more here https://bit.ly/37d2BiP

Focused on the Black, Haughton and ... See more

4 days ago
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Around forty graziers attended a Landscape Rehydration Field Day hosted by graziers Matt and Sally McKeering at Carinya Station near Alpha earlier this month. Presenter Sam Skeat from The Mulloon ... See more

5 days ago
Protect beach scrub - don't cut trees down for firewood

Project Officer Thijs Krugers reckons beach scrub is a pretty special coastal habitat. In this short video, Thijs explains how we can minimise impacts on these threatened ecosystems, so they can be ... See more

6 days ago
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NQ Dry Tropics MERI Officer Barb Colls joined Graduate Engineer Sheyanne Frisby (SMEC Australia) to deliver a presentation at the Australian Water Association Queensland conference last week.

They ... See more

1 week ago
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Let's celebrate National Ag Day by acknowledging the vital role played by primary producers across the country. We are proud to work alongside the ag industry to achieve more sustainable management ... See more

1 week ago

This 360 photo shows gully remediation work on Caerphilly Station, on the Cape River 200km south of Charters Towers. The gully in shot downstream was created by poorly designed road drains on a ... See more

1 week ago

Today is World GIS Day. A geographic information system (GIS) is a scientific framework for gathering, analysing, and visualising geographic data to help people make better decisions.

At NQ Dry ... See more

1 week ago
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Parkinsonia is one of Australia's worst weeds. If left untreated, it displaces native vegetation, prevents stock from accessing water, and hinders mustering. Last week Acting Biodiversity Team ... See more