LDC open to local business input
Pre-recorded Interview with Andrew Yates, project manager, NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change Program.
Major says expressions of interest are open for local businesses to provided services for a new project to reduce fine sediment runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef. He reports NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change Program has a share of $33m in State Funding to minimise erosion in three catchments running into the Burdekin River.
Yates has said it is a significant opportunity to improve grazing practices to benefit industry and environmental life.
He shares the scientists have identified sediment as a significant risk to the Barrier Reef.
He explains the project is working with landholders to improve their farming practices which will improve pasture and has environmental benefits for the reef.
He shares a lot of graziers enthusiastically participated in this project. He then talks about the programs involved in the project.