New funding available to build on BBB work

More funding is to be directed into the Bowen, Broken, Bogie (BBB) catchment, near Bowen and Collinsville.

The partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) has announced $12.6 million in funding for North Queensland, $5m of which is earmarked for ongoing water quality projects in the BBB. 

The Landholders Driving Change (LDC) project will submit a bid in the competitive process to secure ongoing funding.

Expressions of interest close on Friday 12 June, 2020.

The North Queensland catchments targeted have been identified as priority areas to tackle water quality issues.  

These include the Upper and East Burdekin, the BBB, and the Upper Herbert catchment near Cairns.

In the Upper and East Burdekin catchments, there is $4.1 million available, $5 million for the Bowen, Broken and Bogie (BBB) catchments and $3.5 million for the Upper Herbert.

Prioritisation of the funding across the reef catchments has been informed by a detailed technical assessment to identify how funds can be invested in the most cost-effective way, and consistent with the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan.

Here is the Great Barrier Reef Foundation media release.