Landholders
Driving
Change

A Burdekin Major Integrated project

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Rain test

Great news - the rain poured down and remediation work on a large-scale gully at Mt Wickham held up! A total of 33.6mm of rain fell...

Manager’s message

The end of year is always a good time to reflect and 2018 has been a busy year. This year the priority has been getting BBB graziers...

Meet Matt

I was born in Mudgee in Central West NSW before moving to Northern NSW to study Environmental Science. I started my career in aquatic...

Works and Training

Graziers in the BBB have a suite of funded on-ground works, and training opportunities available to them as part of the LDC project to...

Reef Champions

The Reef Champion Awards are supported by the ‘Reef Trust: Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef’ project, which is funded by...

LDC knees-up

Graziers along with the LDC team enjoyed a end of year social at the Bowen River Hotel last month. Guest speaker Roger Landsberg, of...

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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
Andrew Yates
Land Management
Support Coordinator
Rodger Walker
Senior Grazing
Support Officer
Brendan Smith
Senior Grazing
Support Officer
Adrienne Hall
 
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