NRMs – Sustaining natural resources for generations

NQ Dry Tropics supports the Burdekin community to sustainably manage natural resources including land, water and biodiversity. These resources underpin our regional economy and way of life.

Landholders Driving Change

NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change is testing the benefits of an integrated and targeted engagement model. The project recognises the importance of scale, and the need to align physical and social elements.

It will evaluate and communicate the environmental, economic and social cost-benefits of this innovative approach.
It has been designed from the ‘ground up’ with actions to support landholders in a flexible and tailored way, to improve the productivity of grazing enterprises and decrease the impact of sediment and particulate nutrients on wetlands and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Read the Project Design Summary.

Grazing projects

We work with the grazing industry to help producers transition to industry-led best practice underpinned by profitability, productivity and stewardship of the land.

We do this by bringing graziers, scientists and technical specialists together to identify priorities and design solutions to improve the productivity of grazing land while reducing sediment runoff into local waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Read some stories of Women in Grazing.

Sugarcane projects

We work in partnership with industry specialists in support of sugarcane farmers to reduce nutrient runoff by using fertiliser and water more efficiently, boosting their profitability and improve the quality of water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

We use innovative tools to ensure projects deliver environmental benefits that also provide a positive outcome for farmers.

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