GBRF continues funding for LDC
NQ Dry Tropics has secured a $5million funding boost to build on and continue, the efforts of the Landholders Driving Change (LDC) project.
The funding comes through the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s partnership with the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.
The $5 million injection is supporting a sediment reduction program to improve water quality in the Bowen, Broken, Bogie (BBB) catchment by delivering:
- accelerated grazing support (extension) to encourage adoption of improved land management practices, and;
- large and small-scale gully remediation.
The project runs for three years through to June 2023.
Why is the GBRF funding water quality programs in the BBB catchment?
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The people holding the reins
Strong and ongoing local participation is the cornerstone of the LDC project. As the name suggests, in order for the project to be truly grazier-focused, it was critical to involve landholders from the start of the design process.
As a result, local graziers sit on a project panel to advise and oversee the project’s action plan.
The project panel has been in place since the start of the LDC, and it will continue to play a vital role as the project moves forward in this second phase through to June 2023.
Graziers currently on the panel are (from left), Bob Harris, Garlone Moulin, Buster O’Loughlin, Mick Comerford, and Bristow Hughes.