Big year ahead for LDC project

As part of an integrated program the LDC team, in conjunction with project partners, is delivering a series of workshops and supported activities across the project’s five activity areas throughout 2020.

Keep an eye out for “On The Horizon”, the calendar of events included in every edition of The Grit. The LDC team will also keep you informed.

BBB Grazier Support

A wide range of training and field day opportunities will roll out in the following areas:

  • Property planning
  • Managing grass
  • Animal production
  • Financial management
  • People (human dimensions)
  • LDC is partnering with Meat Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop two Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS) to improve business productivity and profitability outcomes. One is focused on regenerative grazing practices, and the other on an integrated approach to weed control. 

Landscape Remediation

  • Field days will be held to demonstrate remediation treatments for large-scale erosion features at Mt Wickham and Glen Bowen.  Ongoing maintenance of these trials will be conducted.
  • A third large-scale gully remediation site will be completed this year.
  • Tailored treatment options for smaller scale erosion features will continue to roll out across the BBB catchment.
  • Guidance for strategic investment in landscape remediation in the BBB will continue to be developed.

Exploring New Incentives

  • A series of ‘walks and talks’ will be held at the Mt Pleasant Demonstration and Learning Hub.
  • Additional New Incentives grants will be awarded for projects that tackle a wide range of grazing land management challenges.
  • Capacity-building and knowledge and skills training workshops will be held as identified.

Policy Engagement

  • A policy roundtable with government departments, following on from last year’s event, will be held.
  • Community forums to discuss specific policy issues that affect the BBB, with a view to provide recommendations to government on changes to institutional arrangements, will be held.
  • Continue to facilitate dialogue between government representatives and land managers (graziers and non-graziers).

Influencing Other Land Managers

  • A joint field day in collaboration with Glencore on completion of the Scottville Cluster Group small gully works is being planned.
  • Continue to engage with other land managers (councils, solar, linear infrastructure) and technical specialists to establish a set of standards for common erosion mitigation techniques consistent across the BBB.
  • Continue to host capacity building workshops, for example accredited washdown training to help land managers meet biosecurity obligations.