Glencore is working with NQ Dry Tropics’ LDC project on improving land management and tackling erosion through a $150,000 sponsorship arrangement that also includes offering local landholders insights into the rehabilitation techniques Glencore uses across its mining operations.  Glencore has also supplied in-kind support for the project including rock for the Scottville Cluster Group gully remediation works. A sign (pictured, left) will soon be installed at one of those sites to acknowledge the collaboration between NQ Dry Tropics and Glencore.

Scottville cluster group field day

The Scottville Cluster Group has proven that working together can result in great outcomes.

A field trip is being organised to share the achievements of the group.

Keep an eye out for an invitation to save a date for March.

The group is made up of landholders from six properties – Hillview, Two Mile, Emohruo, Todsure, Three Mile and Robinson Block.

The focus of the cluster group was to: 

  • remediate small scale gullies and other severe property erosion features to reduce soil erosion;
  • improve access to land management technical support, extension, education, knowledge and on-ground learning opportunities for small landholders and community of the Scottville-Collinsville area; and
  • support landholders and the wider community to validate solutions for smaller scale erosion features.

DAF principal extension officer Bob Shepherd provided expertise to help the cluster group develop cost-effective designs to remediate gullies and other property erosion features to reduce soil erosion.

He also provided expertise about grazing land management.

Works included the construction of surface water diversion banks, installation of rock chutes and gabion baskets, reshaping of erosion areas, and seeding topsoil on reshaped areas.

All on-ground works were carried out by local contractors.

Glencore provided in-kind support through sharing expertise and knowledge in landscape remediation techniques, and also provided the majority of rock for the rock chutes.

Find out more about the Scottville Cluster Group here.