Landholders
Driving
Change

A Burdekin Major Integrated project

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RASH

WE have packaged a soil health tool kit for graziers  - a Rapid Assessment of Soil Health (RASH) manual written by well known...

Paneleers

STRONG and ongoing local participation is the cornerstone of the Landholders Driving Change project (LDC).  Local graziers have been...

Hygiene workshop

LDC hosted a Weed Hygiene workshop at the Collinsville Scottville Workers Club in March.  Landholders learned about biosecurity,...

MERI

MONITORING and evaluation of the LDC project is a process of zooming in and zooming out across a number of scales. We zoom in on some...

Whoa

The LDC whoa boy project continues to roll out across the catchment in 2019. Whoa boys are a simple method for controlling erosion on...

Soil test

THE only way to determine the soil nutrient profile is to undertake a soil test. Soil analysis can measure the soil’s ability to supply...

Faecel testing

The quality of the diet consumed by cattle is one of the main determinants of productivity, including reproductive performance, growth...

Forage budget

ADJUSTING stocking rates to meet current feed supply, animal requirements, and ground cover targets is considered best management...

Weetalaba workshop

FIVE quality speakers from RCS, DAF and cattle producers gave informative presentations, and the common message from all speakers was...

Remediation

THE aim of the Landscape Remediation Activity Area is to develop effective and economical approaches to gully remediation.  LDC is...

Clusters

COLLINSVILLE grazier Jim Hillier (pictured) knows a thing or two about landscape remediation - he has spent his whole life working with...

BBB hub

A FACEBOOK group has been formed for BBB graziers and non-grazing land managers who work in the Bowen, Broken, Bogie (BBB) catchment...

Regulations

TO address frustration about the complexity of the regulatory system affecting agriculture - specifically grazing - the LDC project has...

Common ground

THE LDC team is engaging with non-grazing land managers to help them get involved with the project. Two forums were held in Eungella...

Reef regulations

THE LDC project aims to connect landholders around Bowen and Collinsville with government representatives to discuss policy and...

New Boss

I have tendered my resignation to NQ Dry Tropics to support my wife in an exciting career move. Congratulations to Lisa Hutchinson who...

Incentives grant

WANT to trial something on your property?  Up to $40,000 per enterprise is available to help make your business more resilient while...

Collaboration

LEVERAGING cross team collaboration is a no-brainer, it leads to deeper insights, fresher perspectives and delivers results. Staff from...

BBB Training

THE LDC team has put together a suite of training opportunities that could be useful for graziers in the BBB. It is not a complete...

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About the LDC project

Erosion is a big issue in the Dry Tropics of North Queensland. It causes valuable topsoil primarily from grazing lands to wash downstream, carrying fine sediment particles that reduce the amount of light needed by coral reefs and seagrass to grow and thrive.

Landholders Driving Change is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program

The LDC team

 

 
Project Director
CEO NQ Dry Tropics
Dr Scott Crawford
Project Manager
Lisa Hutchinson 
Land Management
Support Coordinator
Rodger Walker
Senior Grazing
Support Officer
Brendan Smith
Senior Grazing
Support Officer
Adrienne Hall 
Landscape
Remediation Officer
Matt Miles
MERI Officer
Barbara Colls
Program Support Officer
Tanya Magor

BBB Grazier Support

 

More than 90 per cent of land in the BBB is used for grazing. The BBB Grazier Support program aims to provide all local graziers with education, training, technical support and incentives to help them adopt improved land management practices.

Landscape Remediation

 

Gully erosion causes approximately 65 per cent of the fine sediment load that comes from the BBB. The Landscape Remediation program aims to develop fast, effective and economical approaches to gully remediation.

Influencing Other Land Managers

More than 90 per cent of land in the BBB is used for grazing. The BBB Grazier Support program aims to provide all local graziers with education, training, technical support and incentives to help them adopt improved land management practices.

Exploring New Incentives

 

LDC works closely with landholders to investigate a range of approaches that reward good practice, and identify which options to pursue in the BBB. These could include market-based approaches such as grants, concessional loans, insurance mechanisms, stewardship payments, stamp duty relaxation, rate rebates, taxes, levies or market premiums. Some practice changes may only require short-term financial assistance, while others may need additional support to help maintain long-term benefits.

Policy Engagement

 

The Policy Engagement program aims to support BBB landholders to cut through regulatory red tape that may be preventing them from adopting practice changes.

Landholders Driving Change project

The Landholders Driving Change project is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project delivered by NQ Dry Tropics and funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

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Townsville City, Q4810
35 Don Street,
Bowen, Q4805