Landholders Driving Change – 2019 BBB Photography Competition

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Mt Wickham update

The Landholders Driving Change Landscape Remediation Activity Area is about trialling different remediation approaches to determine...

War on GRT

Eungella and Crediton landholders are waging war with Giant rat’s tail (GRT) grass. The African native is an aggressive grass that can...

Braithwaite column

Fundamental to any business is having a known and accurate inventory (stock) the business has on hand at a particular point in...

Whoa boy video

Fast flowing water caused by heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on rural roads and access tracks, and fencelines. Constructing erosion...

Gully video

When tackling soil erosion on grazing lands, it’s important to treat both the cause and symptoms. NQ Dry Tropics works closely with...

Gully symposium

More than 100 delegates including engineers, scientists and practitioners, from Australia, USA, China, Japan, Germany, Spain, France,...

Breedcow software

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Breedcow software package can help graziers to plan, evaluate and improve...

Weed hygiene

A huge response to LDC’s weed hygiene training workshop held earlier this year has prompted the LDC team to organise another one for...

Nutrition matters

Dry pastures can leave graziers with low protein, stubble and roughage to get stock through summer, so supplementation can play a vital...

Healthy soil

Collective action will secure the conservation and economic benefits of healthy soils in the BBB region. That’s why LDC is taking a...

Property mapping

A property map can assist with property management and planning including: identifying areas on the property that are sensitive areas...

Herd performance

Measuring and benchmarking your herd’s performance and productivity is a key step in analysing the profitability and productivity of...

Whoa boy project

MORE than 20 grazing properties are taking part in the whoa boy project that is being rolled out across the BBB catchment. LDC hosted...

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...

NIRS Testing

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

Forage budgeting

NOW is a good time to start planning for the next dry season. Adjusting stocking rates to meet current feed supply, animal...

Incentives grants

The Exploring New Incentives program area – scoping and trialling incentives and institutional arrangements – works in conjunction with...

Grazier Support 2019

As part of an integrated program the LDC team in conjunction with project partners RCS and DAF is delivering a series of workshops and...

Feedback, please

Landholders Driving Change is a three-year project that runs to the end of August 2020. From August to December 2020, the team will...

Marketing School

LDC will pay up to 75 per cent of the cost of an upcoming KLR Marketing school for graziers who live in the BBB to attend. The school...

Carbon Farming Expo

Theme:  Setting the domestic and international scene and advances in the soil C space. Interested in carbon farming? LDC will pay the...

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
Adrienne Hall
Grazing Support
Sheridan Callcott
Landscape Remediation
Officer (seconded
from SMEC)
Sheyanne Frisby 
Grazing Field Officer
from Sus Ag)
Eilis Walker 
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

This program will encourage non-graziers who manage, or use land in the BBB to get involved with the project so it can truly be a whole-of-catchment effort. Four councils operate in the catchment and there is major infrastructure such as power lines, roads and rail lines.

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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