We encourage landholders to undertake training in six core areas:
- design and contracting (conservation earthworks);
- finance and economics;
- whole of property planning;
- soil health; and
- weed and pest management (biosecurity).
Graziers can take part in as many training opportunities as they wish throughout the life of the LDC project. Where possible each service area will be tailored to your unique property needs and priorities.
Training can be provided on-property or in small groups on a property setting or at a local community building.
For courses which attract a fee, 75 per cent of registration costs are reimbursed by the LDC project.
Contact the LDC team if you’re interested in a particular area of training.
- Diversion banks and water spreading structures – to control water flow across paddocks and manage water flow at, before, or after, erosion features i.e. grassed or ungrassed diversion banks.
- Sediment traps / Silt traps – to slow water flow and collect sediment from erosion features.
- Direct on ground rehabilitation – earthworks, grade control, soil stabilisation, revegetation.
- Within gully management structures such as rock chutes, rock armouring, use of mulching products, spray-on batters, bio-layering, gully reshaping.
- Road and farm trail works – construction of cross banks (whoa boys or erosion control banks), rehabilitation or re-siting roads.
- Contour ripping – to enhance pasture and soil water holding ability.
- Re-seeding of pasture – to improve productivity of pastures, repair degraded areas, or repair preferentially-grazed areas (i.e. can also require fencing or ripping).
- Water distribution infrastructure and water points – to control grazing pressure and enable grazing land management change.
- Off-stream water points – to manage grazing pressure off natural water features.
- Permanent paddock fencing – to manage pastures or specific erosion features.
- Permanent riparian fencing – to promote protection of high value wetland and waterway areas.
- Temporary fencing – with, or without, cattle exclusion to improve land condition.
Contact the LDC team if you’re interested in a particular on-ground project.