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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...

Farm Financials

Agriculture is a sophisticated and highly technical industry, and contributes significantly to the Australian economy and community....

Reef champions

CONGRATULATIONS to local graziers who have been announced as finalists in the 2018 Reef Champion Awards. Barry and Leanne O’Sullivan,...

Drought review

THE Queensland Government’s Drought Program is being reviewed.  An expert panel is considering what has worked well, what could be...

Washdown opening

THE Collinsville small vehicle washdown facility was officially opened last week by Cr Peter Ramage, Whitsunday Regional Council. The...

Carbon farming

CARBON farming projects generate income for landholders through changes in land management practices which reduce greenhouse gas...

Beefier panel

The LDC project is looking for more landholder representation on its project panel to provide strategic and management oversight....

Agronomy workshops

THE LDC has enlisted the expertise of agriculture consultant and qualified nutritionist Jim Wade of Wade Agriculture Consultants to...

Plan for succession

THE LDC has enlisted the expertise of Proagtive Agribusiness Solutions to deliver a Succession Planning workshop in Bowen. It’s aimed...

Washdown working

THE region’s first community washdown facility has been installed in Collinsville to prevent the spread of weeds. Designed for 4WDs,...

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...

Riversymposium

LANDHOLDERS Driving Change is facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to designing cost-effective approaches to remediate large-scale...

Having a say

NEVER before has a project taken such a wide-ranging approach to improving land and water quality at a catchment scale. Strong and...

Project Panel meets

THE next LDC project panel meeting will be held on 27 and 28 September. Panel members will also inspect several sites on which...

Feral pig control

THE LDC project will match landholders’ contributions towards the cost of the aerial control of feral pigs in the Whitsunday region. ...

The need for an LDC

In response to the ongoing water quality impacts affecting the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), the Queensland and Australian...

Less stress

The aim of the workshop is to help graziers to handle stock in a calm and confident manner in all situations. Topics covered include:...

Works at Mt Wickham

LANDHOLDERS Driving Change is conducting a large-scale gully remediation project on Mt Wickham. In mid-August LDC staff walked the...

Gully work begins

THANKS to the landholders who nominated potential gully remediation works.  It was great to receive a high level of interest and it is...

Whoa boy project

Never before has a whoa boy project rolled out across the BBB catchment.  Every landholder in the catchment is invited to be involved. ...

Rehydration workshop

AFTER experiencing a succession of dry winters, Mingela grazier Chris LeFeurve decided to take steps to improve the drought resilience...

Beef Up Forum

THE LDC project will cover the admission fee and overnight accommodation for BBB landholders who attend the Beef Up Forum...

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...

Landscape Rehydration

THIS workshop is a must to attend.  Learn about Natural Sequence Farming, soil rehydration and erosion control in grazing landscapes at...

Soil Health brochure

PEOPLE are the most important asset in any grazing business, but soil is a close second. Soil underpins the growth of all plants,...

Whoa boy project

NEVER before has a whoa boy project rolled out across the catchment. LDC will host highly-respected landcare specialist and plant...

RCS Grazing Clinic

This power-packed two and a half day clinic will have you walking away with the confidence and practical know-how to go home and begin...

Less stress

The aim of the workshop is to help graziers to handle stock in a calm and confident manner in all situations. Topics covered include:...

Eco-graze Workshop

Eco-graze workshop Holistic Grazing Planning - Increasing pasture and animal productivity: Day 1 - learn about how nature functions...

Five Activity Areas

THE activities of the Landholders Driving Change project fall within five main areas: BBB Grazier Support; Landscape Remediation;...

BBB Gully Repair

GOT an eroding gully problem? If you’re in the Bowen, Broken, Bogie catchment, you’re probably in luck. The Landholders Driving Change...

Washdown facility

THE region’s first community washdown facility is expected to open in Collinsville in July, 2018. LDC committed to fund the small...