Landholders
Driving
Change

A Burdekin Major Integrated project

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Meet and greet

LDC, in collaboration with the Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group is hosting a ‘meet and greet’ at Eungella Memorial Hall (The Hub)...

Plan to succeed

I STARTED as project manager for the Landholders Driving Change project on 1 April. The irony was lost on me - but a number of people...

Scottville Cluster

DAF principal extension officer (grazing land management) Bob Shepherd is providing expertise to help the Scottville cluster group...

Financials – May

SMALL businesses are the engine room of our economy, representing 99 per cent of all businesses in Australia. There are a range of...

NQDT newsletter

NQ Dry Tropics has launched its newsletter.  It will be published online four times a year. The company is an independent community-based...

Toolbox

NQ DRY Tropics has developed an online tool box to help landholders assess the condition of soil on different land types across their...

Hub

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

Soil

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...

Trial something

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

NIRS Testing

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

Herd productivity

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

Walking landscape

THE field day will visit three properties, Mt Wickham, Riverview and Glen Bowen stations on 1 May. At Mt Wickham and Riverview,...

Leadership course

A LEADERSHIP program, developed specifically for graziers in the Bowen and Collinsville region, has kicked off. Thirteen local...

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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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12 Wills Street,
Townsville City, Q4810
35 Don Street,
Bowen, Q4805