Get those small problem gullies repaired for FREE!

NQ Dry Tropics’ Healing Country team can help landholders tackle small-scale erosion before it develops into a bigger problem. The team uses non-mechanical methods where fragile soils mean machines aren’t the best option.

One example is the use of leaky weirs (porous check dams), designed to trap sediment and help promote vegetation growth. Bare areas can be covered with a layer of mulch to provide a protective cover to reduce the erosion that occurs from raindrop impact.

There is minimal contribution required (maybe a bit of hay) and the team can tackle most gullies up to 1m deep.

The project enables young First Nations people to connect with Country while helping to improve land condition and reduce sediment run-off.

Led by NQ Dry Tropics, the project is funded through the Queensland Government’s Reef Assist program under the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

Properties in the BBB, East Burdekin, and Lower Burdekin regions are eligible.

For more information and to get help applying, contact: Jake Bowyer on m: 0488 440 643 e:

John Zaro spreads hay across an area of scalded land.

Michael Backo (left) and Hellsgate grazier Owen Howard share a joke while unloading mulch hay. 

TAKING A BREAK: Pictured is the Healing Country team (from left) Cade Wells, Tyresse Neliman, Ethan Upkett-Neliman and Lewis Kyle with Kangaroo Hills grazier Dino Penna.