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About the LDC project

Erosion is a big issue in the Dry Tropics of North Queensland. It causes valuable topsoil primarily from grazing lands to wash downstream, carrying fine sediment particles that reduce the amount of light needed by coral reefs and seagrass to grow and thrive.

Landholders Driving Change is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program

The LDC team

 

Project Director
CEO NQ Dry Tropics
Dr Scott Crawford
Acting Project Manager
Rod Kerr
Land Management
Support Coordinator
Rodger Walker 
Grazing
Team Leader
Mick Shannon
Senior Grazing
Support Officer
Adrienne Hall
Grazing Support
Officer
Sheridan Callcott
Senior Project Officer
Cherry Emerick
MERI Officer
Barbara Colls
Program Support Officer
Tanya Magor

 

BBB Grazier Support

 

More than 90 per cent of land in the BBB is used for grazing. The BBB Grazier Support program aims to provide all local graziers with education, training, technical support and incentives to help them adopt improved land management practices.

Landscape Remediation

 

Gully erosion causes approximately 65 per cent of the fine sediment load that comes from the BBB. The Landscape Remediation program aims to develop fast, effective and economical approaches to gully remediation.

Influencing Other Land Managers

This program will encourage non-graziers who manage, or use land in the BBB to get involved with the project so it can truly be a whole-of-catchment effort. Four councils operate in the catchment and there is major infrastructure such as power lines, roads and rail lines.

Exploring New Incentives

 

LDC works closely with landholders to investigate a range of approaches that reward good practice, and identify which options to pursue in the BBB. These could include market-based approaches such as grants, concessional loans, insurance mechanisms, stewardship payments, stamp duty relaxation, rate rebates, taxes, levies or market premiums. Some practice changes may only require short-term financial assistance, while others may need additional support to help maintain long-term benefits.

Policy Engagement

 

The Policy Engagement program aims to support BBB landholders to cut through regulatory red tape that may be preventing them from adopting practice changes.

Landholders Driving Change project

The Landholders Driving Change project is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project delivered by NQ Dry Tropics and funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

 07 4799 3500

12 Wills Street,
Townsville City, Q4810
35 Don Street,
Bowen, Q4805

 

FIVE ACTIVITY AREAS

LANDHOLDERS worked with scientists to design the LDC project activities. These fall into five areas:

  1. BBB GRAZIER SUPPORT
  2. LANDSCAPE REMEDIATION
  3. INFLUENCING OTHER LAND MANAGERS
  4. EXPLORING NEW INCENTIVES
  5. POLICY ENGAGEMENT