Landholders
Driving
Change

A Burdekin Major Integrated project

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Financials – July

PREVIOUSLY, the Farm Financial Series has looked at smoothing out income (through available primary production concessions such as farm...

MIP visit

MAJOR Integrated Projects (MIPs) Steering Committee chair Bob Speirs and grazier representative Roger Landsberg toured the BBB...

WQ monitoring

The LDC Community Water Quality Monitoring Group and TropWATER scientists reviewed water sampling results from the 2018-2019 wet season...

GRT grass

THIS workshop is an excellent opportunity to connect with other landholders to discuss catchment considerations in managing Giant Rat’s...

Hello Sheridan

Change is afoot.  We farewell Matt Miles and Brendan Smith and welcome Sheridan Callcott to the team. Matt Miles and Brendan Smith have...

WRC baiting

FERAL pigs contribute to soil erosion and weed spread, consume and foul molasses, lick blocks, pasture and watering points, spread...

Herd performance

THE workshop, run by Dr Ian Braithwaite, focused on the theoretical and practical skills of pregnancy testing and foetal ageing in...

Gully book

CHECK out this new gully erosion publication from the Burnett Mary Regional Group, written by John Day and Queensland Department 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
Lisa Hutchinson 
 
Land Management
Support Coordinator
Rodger Walker
 
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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12 Wills Street,
Townsville City, Q4810
35 Don Street,
Bowen, Q4805