NQ Dry Tropics Land Remediation Manager Dan Hazelman (right) and Whitsundsay Regional Council’s Scott Hardy and Carlos Barrero inspect the drains servicing Emu Plains-Exmoor Road during a study comparing the sediment load in vee-bottom and flat-bottom drains.

Finding common ground with non-grazier land managers

LDC aims to involve all land managers, including councils, mines, utilities and government departments, to work together and learn from each other to help achieve better long-term land management in the BBB.

LDC recognises that to achieve long-term catchment-wide economic, social and environmental benefits, it needs to work with the whole community. 

That means engaging with non-agricultural land managers to build knowledge and implement on-ground practices to improve water quality in local waterways. As a result LDC has worked with non-grazing stakeholders on a range of activities, including:

  • Whitsunday Regional Council to construct the community’s first washdown facilities, and to take on a roadside water quality monitoring project;
  • Local earthmoving contractors and utility providers to complete Clean and Inspect Machinery Hygiene and accredited Agriculture Chemicals Distribution courses as part of an integrated approach to weed management across the BBB;
  • Utility providers and local contractors to undertake grader workshops for soil conservation; and
  • Glencore who supported training events, landscape remediation field days and a cluster group by donating rock for erosion and gully remediation works.

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